M81 - Bode's Galaxy

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Bode's galaxy (M81)
Spiral Galaxy
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 12,000,000 ly
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Imaged at Soap Creek Valley
Corvallis, Oregon
12.5" f/4.8 with Lightholder primary
Canon EOS 40D (unmodded) with Televue photo Paracorr
7 x 300 sec subframes at ISO 1600
It was cold (30F) and the 40D performed well at ISO 1600.
Tom Osypowski Dual Axis Aluminum Eq. Platform
Autoguided with PHD sofware
8" f/4 Guidescope, Televue Paracorr
CCD-Labs Q-guide camera