M81 | Brian McGaffney

Photographer
Brian McGaffney
Email
bmcgaff@onlink.net
Location of photo
Bancroft, Ontario Canada
Date/Time of photo
April 04 2011
Equipment
F9 300 Ceravolo Astro graph. ME mount, with Apogee U16M CCD and Astrodon filters
Description
Taken at the Nutwood Observatory March 2011. Part of the pair M81 and M82. Perhaps the most perfect Spiral Galaxy in the night sky, thanks to close encounters with its neighbour M82 some 600 million years ago. It is a bright galaxy with magnitude of about 6.5
Website
www.nutwood-observatory.com