Mike's Astro Photos
Jun.01 2009

Bode’s Galaxy M81

by , under Galaxies

Bode's Galaxy May 31, 2009

Bode's Galaxy May 31, 2009

It may not look like much but this image is the result of about 3 weeks of work and about 1.25 hours of exposure time. The 3 weeks that led up to this image mostly centered around drift alignment and proper / perfect polar alignment. We had plenty of technical snaffus during the period, including shooting for a week at ISO200, bad balance and tracking problems. When all was said and done, I learned a whole lot and finally got a good shot of bode’s galaxy (good for me at least).


1 Comment for this entry

  • Mark

    Great job! It’s an inspiration to see that these kind of images can be captured on the East Coast. Cool stuff.

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