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Astrophoto: Bode’s Galaxy and Cigar Galaxy – Messier 81 and Messier 82 – 03/22

The 2024 workflow on the nicely framed Bodes-, Cigar- and Garland-Galaxy picture from 2022. The details are much clearer, especially on the Cigar Galaxy.

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Messier 81 – Bode’s Galaxy

Messier 81 is a spiral galaxy with a diameter of about 90,000 light-years and a distance of about 12 million light-years from Earth.

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Galaxy

Messier 82 – Cigar Galaxy

Messier 82 reaches its highest point in the sky around astronomical midnight, around February 16th. It is an irregularly shaped galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major, also known as the Cigar Galaxy due to its long, slender shape.

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Astrophoto: Bode’s Galaxy and Cigar Galaxy – Messier 81 and Messier 82 – 04/21

Bode’s and Cigar Galaxy, two well known Galaxies on the spring sky. I really like the result for only 30 minutes total exposure.

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