M81 & M82

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Photographer Dan Schechter

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Settings / Equipment Celestron 8" f/1.5 Schmidt camera mounted on Losmandy GM100 and autoguided with SBIG-4 thru 4" f/10 refractor; 20-minute exposure on unhypered Fujicolor 100 film


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Additional Information Spiral galaxies M81 & M82 in Ursa Major. (M81 is the large galaxy.) Also visible but much smaller are spiral galaxies NGC 3077 (to the right of M81) and NGC 2976 (below M81, just above bottom edge).