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Photograph information

Telescope : RC14C , CCD STL11000M

Exposure : 9X15L , 4X15 R,G,B

Location : My Observatory

Object Information

Messier 81 (M81, NGC 3031) or Bode's Galaxy (Discovered by Johann Elert Bode in 1774. ) M81 is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away  in constalation Ursa Major and is one of the most conspicuous galaxies in the sky, and one of the nearest beyond the Local Group. It is a conspicuous spiral galaxy. M81 is one of the easiest and most rewarding galaxies to observe for the amateur astronomer on the northern hemisphere, because with its total visual brightness of about 6.8 magnitudes it can be found with small instruments or binoculars.


    
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