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Bode's Galaxy (M81), 


            Frank Kane

Bode's Galaxy (M81)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher StarLux 190MN

Imaging cameras: Atik 414EX Mono

Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  Adobe Phosotshop CS6  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz DeNoise 6  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Dates:Feb. 6, 2019

Frames: 202x120"

Integration: 6.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.35%

Basic astrometry details job: 2514506

Resolution: 1285x993

Locations: My Driveway, Winter Springs, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard


Although no moon was out, M-81 barely rose above the background glow of light pollution in my suburban neighborhood, made even worse by high humidity and bad transparency. Frankly I'm amazed it came out as well as it did. You can even see a hint of its dwarf satellite galaxy near the bottom of the image.



Frank Kane
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Bode's Galaxy (M81), 


            Frank Kane
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    Bode's Galaxy (M81), 


            Frank Kane


Description: Shrunk the stars & boosted the local contrast some more.

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Bode's Galaxy (M81), 


            Frank Kane