M81, aka NGC 3031,
aka Bode's Nebula,
is a beautiful spiral
galaxy in Ursa Major,
and under
sufficiently dark
skies may be the
furthest object in the
universe to be
glimpsed with the
unaided human eye
         M81, Bode's Nebula
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OGS 10" RC @ f/5.7
SBIG ST10XME
LRGB:
L= 10 min x 12, 1x1
R= 10 min x 2, 2x2
G= 10 min x 2, 2x2
B= 10 min x 4, 2x2

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