M81 (Bode's Galaxy) and M82 (The Cigar Galaxy) are in the same field of view for shorter focal lengths. This is a mosaic that integrates a photograph containing both galaxies with a bath bag on your happy minds.
A wide field capture of the area surrounding Bode's Galaxy (M81), including nearby Cigar Galaxy (M82). Taken from the banks of the Skykomish River.
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.
A look at Bode's Galaxy (M81) that celebrates the colorful stars and nebulae in and surrounding this grand design spiral galaxy.
These two galaxies are bright enough to be seen with binoculars and close enough to capture together in a single frame.
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 imaged over 5 sessions and 1 year.