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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:00 pm

Equipment Details:

ASI533MC Pro camera; Celestron 150mm f/5 reflector with Baader coma corrector; SkyWatcher EQ6R mount

Post-processing Details:

28 3-minute subs plus calibration frames stacked with DeepSkyStacker; post-processing using Photoshop plus Astronomy Tools Plug-in and Microsoft Photo.

Image Details:

Messier 81, also known as Bode's Galaxy, is a grand spiral galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its centre. Bode's Galaxy is located in Ursa Major and is about 12 million light years from Earth. Imaged from Halifax on 14 September; total integration time of 84 minutes.