M81 "Bode's Galaxy", NGC 3031A bright and popular galaxy for observers, M81 is 12 million light years away in Ursa Major.
Location: Ursa Major
Date: Aug 26, 2008
Camera: ToUcam SC1.5 with direct bias injection Exposures: 30
Exposure length: 60 seconds
Amp on setting: OFF; RAW mode
Color: R34B14 (raw mode)
Filter: IR filter
Processing notes: captured, aligned & stacked in K3CCDtools, histogram stretching in IMERGE, noise reduction and contrast adjustment in Photoshop. Notes: 60 second exposures really helped to draw out the detail in this image.