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Observation by Martina McGovern: M81 Bodes Galaxy

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Martina McGovern


Martina McGovern


2020 Nov 22 - 22:00


2022 Jan 14 - 17:07



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Ursa Major

Field centre

RA: 09h55m
Dec: +69°04'
Position angle: +78°15'

Field size

0°30' × 0°20'

  • Celestron Edge HD 8” on HEQ5 PRO, ZWO ASI294MC Pro, ASIAir Pro, EAF & 60mm guide scope + ASI120MM mini & Optlong L-Pro Broadband filter + Optolong L-eXtreme dual band filter. Plus, ZWO ASIAir Pro running the show

Approx 5hrs of L-pro data & 40mins L-eXtreme data; 180s & Darks, Flats & Dark flats. Camera settings were Gain 225, cooled to T -15C. Guided image.


Near Cambridge city UK, Bortle approx 4

Target name

M81 Bodes Galaxy


M81 Bodes Galaxy

About this image

M81 Bodes Galaxy, in constellation Ursa Major, 12 Million light years away, with a diameter of 90,000 light years.

Data captured over 2 nights, 22nd & 23rd Nov 2020
This is a re-processing of data captured many months ago – have learnt some new progressing techniques so wanted to edit the data. Plus, the weather has been terrible for ages so I want to keep “up” with progressing techniques.
I think over the year I have continued to increased my knowledge of processing techniques or should I say, scratched the surface of the techniques a bit more :)
I posted my original work here in Nov2020


Photons captured in my garden, Bortle 4.


Processing; Deep sky stacker, Pixinsight with final tweaks in Photoshop + Topaz DeNoise AI.


Clear skies all.



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