M81 & M82

Messiers 82 (to the left) and 81 (to the right). A gorgeous pair if galaxies in the northern sky. Both are about 12 million light years away. M82 is also called the Cigar Galaxy, and M81 is also called Bode's Galaxy after its discoverer.

Image Details
Camera: QSI 683
Optic: Veloce RH-200 @ f/3
Exposure: 9x10minutes R, G, & B
Mount: Paramount MX, TheSkyX
Date: February, 7 2013
Other: Taken at the Winter Star Party. Processed with PixInsight and PhotoShop.

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M81 & M82