Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Bode's Galaxy  ·  M 81  ·  NGC 3031
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Bode's 'Nebula' - M81, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller
Bode's 'Nebula' - M81
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Bode's 'Nebula' - M81, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller
Bode's 'Nebula' - M81
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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5605250

RA center: 09h55m36s.7

DEC center: +69°0332

Pixel scale: 0.641 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.621 degrees

Field radius: 0.495 degrees

Resolution: 3976x3896

File size: 4.9 MB

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Dark Sky New Mexico

Description

M81 in Ursa Major was discovered in 1774 by German astronomer Johann Elbert Bode. At 12,000,000 light-years distance, it is among the furthest Messier objects. A classic Sb spiral, M81 is one of the most beautiful galaxies in the heavens. Tiny bluish Holmberg IX, an irregular dwarf galaxy, appears at 6 o'clock below M81. A good amount of IFN (Integrated Flux Nebula) is just visible in the background sky at left. Many thanks to my friend, Dr. Khavar Dar for the data, acquired from Dark Sky New Mexico, Animas, New Mexico.

AGO iDK 17"
Paramount ME II
FLI PL16803
Chroma LRGBHa

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Bode's 'Nebula' - M81, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller