Bodes Galaxy

M 81 - Bodes Galaxy

HaLRGB 150 259 91 91 91

Tele Vue NP 127fli

ASA DDM 60 Pro

FLI ML 16200

 

Constellation Ursa Major

Ra 09:55:33.17

Dec +69:03:55.1

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☉ supermassive black hole), Messier 81 has been studied extensively by professional astronomers. The galaxy's large size and relatively high brightness also make it a popular target for amateur astronomers.

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