Observation by Paul Whitmarsh: M81 "A long time coming"

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Paul Whitmarsh


Paul Whitmarsh


2017 Jan 22 - 01:30


2017 Jan 24 - 00:14



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Ursa Major

Field centre

RA: 09h55m
Dec: +69°04'
Position angle: +179°28'

Field size

0°21' × 0°16'

  • Altair GSO 10" F8
  • Starlight Xpress Trius 694
  • Starlight Xpress Loadstar x2
  • Starlight Xpress LF AO
  • Starlight Xpress OAG

6 * 600s


Nr Uckfield, East Sussex

Target name

Messier 81, NGC 3031 or Bode's Galaxy


M81 "A long time coming"

About this image

I've had this telescope for nearly three years, due to a number of factors I had been unable to observe. Finally this Christmas I was fit enough and got round to getting the telescope and camera operational, this was the first 1x1 binned image, I was very pleased with how all the kit behaved.

A check using Aladin revels that some of M81's Globular Clusters have been recorded in the image.

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