M81 BODE›S GALAXY

Messier   81   (also   known   as   NGC   3031   or   Bode's Galaxy)   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   (which   harbors   a   70   million   M☉ supermassive black hole). Messier    81    is    the    largest    galaxy    in    the    M81 Group,    a    group    of    34    galaxies    located    in    the constellation Ursa Major. Messier   81   (also   known   as   NGC   3031   or   Bode's Galaxy)   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 (which harbors a 70 million M☉ Messier   81   was   first   discovered   by   Johann   Elert Bode on December 31, 1774. At    approximately    11.7    Mly    (3.6    Mpc)    from    the Earth,   it   makes   this   group   and   the   Local   Group, containing the Milky Way.
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M81 BODE›S GALAXY

Place:        Ager-Lleida-Spain SQM:         21.4 Dates:       Feb 2016 Details Telescope:  GSO RC14 Truss Mount:        ASA DDM85 Camera:      Moravian G2-8300 Focuser:      Seletek Armadillo 2 Flattener:    CCDT67 0.67x Exposure:    L: 24x600 sec bin1                       RGB: 20x300 sec bin2 Processing:  Pixinsight & Photoshop CC Software:     MaximDL, Sequence,Autoslew Control Remote:  Talon6

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