Mike's Astro Photos
Feb.14 2010

Bode’s Galaxy – M81

by , under Galaxies

Here’s a photo of Bode’s Galaxy, Messier 81 a grand spiral galaxy. M81 is approximately 12 million light years away and home to a super massive black hole. This photo is the processed output of 20×3 minute ISO 800 exposures. I’m still figuring out the best methods for the Deep Sky Stacker software. It seems I’m loosing a bit of color when I stack and things are turning a little gray. Despite the loss of color DSS brought out a good bit of definition in the outer spiral rings.

Bode's Galaxy M81 - February 13th, 2010

Bode's Galaxy M81 - February 13th, 2010

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