Galaxies → Bode’s Galaxy and the Cigar Galaxy

Bode's Galaxy and the Cigar Galaxy

Telescope: SV90T
Camera: Self-Modified 350D
Flattener: Borg DGL
60 x 3 minutes
Stacked in DeepSkyStacker
Processed in PS CS2

Tom Madigan writes:

Bode’s Galaxy and the "Cigar" galaxy refer to M81 and M82 respectively. M82, BTW, is a great example of a "Starburst" galaxy with an AGN. M81 and M82 are gravitationally bound to each other with M82 being the vanquished in the recent "encounter" of the two. At 12 mly, these 2 are just outside what is commonly known as the Local Group, the group of galaxies of which the Milky Way is the 2nd largest and M31, the largest.


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