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M81 Bodes Nebula
Located in Ursa Major this near perfect spiral galaxy is about 12 million light years away. It is the largest galaxy in the M81 group which is one of the closest groups to the Local Group.

Taken in approx Mag 4 skies with high cloud.  Image guided with QHY5 and PHD and rough polar alignment.
Link-words: Messier Galaxy

M81 Bodes Nebula

Located in Ursa Major this near perfect spiral galaxy is about 12 million light years away. It is the largest galaxy in the M81 group which is one of the closest groups to the Local Group.

Taken in approx Mag 4 skies with high cloud. Image guided with QHY5 and PHD and rough polar alignment.

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File information
Filename:Messier81-0XXlum300-2_copy.jpg
Album name:RobertM / Messier Objects
Rating (4 votes):44444
Link-words:Messier / Galaxy
Image date, time and location:Taken on 31st March 2008 @ 20:30 from my back garden in Orpington, Kent
Telescope aperture and focal ratio:Celestron C9.25 235mm @ F6.3
Camera and filters used:Starlight-Xpress SXV-H9 with Baader Neodymium filter
Processing applied:Flat field and bias calibrated in MaximDL and mild processing in PS
Filesize:69 KiB
Date added:Apr 02, 2008
Dimensions:1392 x 1040 pixels
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