Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
This image was captured from my observatory using a QHY8L CCD camera attached to an Altair Wave 115ED telescope with a 0.79x focal reducer. The image comprises 18 x 600s exposures (3hrs exposure time in total), stacked and processed using PixInsight and Photoshop CC.
This is my first image since setting up my own observatory in my back garden at home. The M81 group is a rewarding target, as in addition to the two main galaxies (M81 and M82) you can also make out numerous smaller galaxies if you look hard enough.