M81 Bode's Galaxy
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Messier 81 (also known as NGC 3031 or Bode's Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away, in the constellation Ursa Major. Due to its proximity to Earth, large size, and active galactic nucleus (which harbors a 70 million M☉[5] supermassive black hole). Messier 81 was first discovered by Johann Elert Bode on December 31, 1774.

  • Location: Kissimmee Prairie State Park
  • Scope: Vixen VMC200L
  • Camera: Fli ML8300 with CFW2-7 and Astrodon Filters
  • 600 sec subs LRGB for 9 hour in Maxim DL
  • Combined in Maxim DL and processed in Pixinsight
  • Taken 2/08/16