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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