M81 Galaxy

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Jaspal Chadha

London

I took this over three nights In December Using the following equipment:

Location: London (UK)
Takahashi 130 with reducer telescope
Ioptron CEM60 mount
QSI 690 CCD
luminance 30 x 600 seconds

Red 10 x 600 seconds
Green10 x 600 seconds
Blue 10 x 600 seconds
Ha 5 x 600 seconds

Behold the M81 galaxy

The m81 is one of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth’s sky and only a mere 12,000,000 light years

Towards the bottom of the image you can see the Holmberg IX, a dwarf irregular satellite galaxy of M81 formed only 200 million years ago…I can count a dozen other faint galaxies!

2016-12-26T00:00:00

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