located 12 million light-years from Earth and is about 37,000
light-years in length. It is the starburst type of galaxy, meaning
there is a high amount of star creation. The red filaments seen
near the center are strands of glowing hydrogen. About
deg south lies M81, a larger galaxy that is the cause of the
starburst activity. North
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
05-22-2017, Tierra del Sol, CA, good conditions.