Messier Catalog » M81 — NGC 3031 Bode's Galaxy

M81 imaged over 5 sessions and 1 year.
M81: Bode's Galaxy

M81 imaged over 5 sessions and 1 year.

One of the brightest galaxies in the night sky, Bode's Galaxy is believed to contain a black hole in the center that is 70 million times the mass of the sun.
M81: Bode's Galaxy

One of the brightest galaxies in the night sky, Bode's Galaxy is believed to contain a black hole in the center that is 70 million times the mass of the sun.

I shot this image with two sets. One was with a UV/IR cut filter, the other with a 7 nanometer narrowband for Ha and OII.
M81: Bode's Galaxy with Hydrogen Alpha

I shot this image with two sets. One was with a UV/IR cut filter, the other with a 7 nanometer narrowband for Ha and OII.

These two galaxies are bright enough to be seen with binoculars and close enough to capture together in a single frame.
M81 and M82

These two galaxies are bright enough to be seen with binoculars and close enough to capture together in a single frame.

 
RA

9h 55.6m

Dec

69°4

Magnitude

6.9 ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚫⚫⚫⚫

Size

21x10

Distance

12,000,000 light years

Season

🌼 Spring

Difficulty

🟢 Easy