Astrophotography

Dide van den Heuvel

M81 - Bode's Galaxy


Name:
Messier 81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy
Date:
7 & 10 may 2013 - Edit: 12 & 13 December 2013
Exposure
: 4,5 Hr ISO400, 35x 8min with CLS filter
Telescope:
8" Newton f/3.8 800mm with Robtics coma corrector
Mount:
NEQ6-pro, controled by EQmod/CdC, guided by QHY5/9x50 Finder Guider/PHD
Camera:
Canon 450D Baader modified,
Location:
Prinsenbeek, The Netherlands

Object Wikipedia information

This is old data from May 2013 which I have reworked with new methods. Messier 81 is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Due to its proximity to Earth, large size and active galactic nucleus, Messier 81 has been studied extensively by professional astronomers.Messier 81 was first discovered by Johann Elert Bode in 1774.

Messier 81Prinsenbeek NL - Date: 7 & 10 may 2013 - Edit: 12 & 13 December 2013 - 4,5 Hr ISO400 - Canon 450Da & CLS - 8" Newton f/3.8 800mm

Large format

Enlargement of the galaxy