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M81 Galalxy | by Jaspal Chadha - London Astrophotography
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M81 Galalxy

Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.”

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

 

 

Behold the M81 galaxy

 

The m81 is one of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky and only a mere 12,000,000 light years

 

Towards the bottom of the image you can see the Holmberg IX, a dwarf irregular satellite galaxy of M81 formed only 200 million years ago…I can count a dozen other faint galaxies!

 

I took this over two nights In December Using the following equipment:

 

Location: London (UK)

Takahashi 130 with reducer telescope

Ioptron CEM60 mount

QSI 690 CCD

luminance 30 x 600 seconds

 

Red 10 x 600 seconds

Green10 x 600 seconds

Blue 10 x 600 seconds

Ha 5 x 600 seconds

 

Happy New Year

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Uploaded on December 30, 2016