M 81 - Bodes Galaxy

LRGB 165 90 90 90 min.
ASA 16" RC f/8
ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro

Constellation Ursa Major
Ra 09h 55m 33s
Dec 69° 03´ 55"

Messier 81 also known as NGC 3031 or Bode´s Galaxy is a grand design spiral galaxy about 12 million light years away, with a diameter of 90.000 light years, in the constellation Ursa Major. Due to its proximity to our galaxy, large size and active galactic nucleus, Messier 81 has been studied extensively by astronomers.

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