M81 & M82 Galaxies - 1.21.06
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Televue 60IS
Mount: Meade
Camera: Starlight Express H9C
Exposure:  80 Minutes
Location: Waldwick, NJ
M81(Bodes Galaxy) and M82(The Cigar Galaxy) are relatively close to each other.  M81 (Bodes) is a spiral formation that is positioned flat
towards Earth, and M82(The Cigar) is a spiral form that is positioned edge on from Earth's vantage point.  Both galaxies contain billions of suns
and lay 7 million light years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major (The Big Dipper).
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