M81 Bode's Galaxy
after its discoverer, John Bode, M81 is a relatively close 12 million
light-years from Earth. The length of the galaxy is about 100,000
light-years. Interstellar dust has been detected in the spiral
arms which are believed to be star formation regions. About 1/2
deg north lies M82, a smaller galaxy associated to M81 through
is at the top.
AstroTech AT8RC 8" F8 Ritchey-Chretien with Astro-Physics CCDT67 Focal
Celestron CI-700 Mount
Orion StarShoot Pro V2 one-shot color
QHY5L-IIM through Orion Deluxe OAG, PHD guiding software
(24) 10 min
Nebulosity, PhotoShop CS2
04-29-2017, Tierra del Sol, CA, good conditions.