April 22nd, 2021

Bode and Cigar galaxies

Bode galaxy (M81) and Cigar galaxy (M82)

Messier 81 is a grand design spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away, with a diameter of 90,000 light years, in the constellation Ursa Major. Due to its proximity to our galaxy, large size, and active galactic nucleus, Messier 81 has been studied extensively by professional astronomers.

Shot by Sony A6400, 85 x 30" at iso 12800, Minolta 70-200/2.8 at 200/2.8 + 40 darks, 9 flats, 10 bias under running clouds

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