M81

0bject M81 and NGC 3077 Galaxies in Ursa Major
Date February 10-12, 2013
Exposure LRGB  318:65:65:65 (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with AstroDon Gen II filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS5, GradientXterminator, FITS LiberatorAstroActions
Comments Cold and quite windy on 2/10; acquired with CCD Commander

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M81 Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major (Bode's Nebula)
Date 4/4, 4/7, 4/8, 4/21/2006
Exposure LRGB 105:30:25:30 (RGB binned 2x2)
Camera ST2000XM w/ SBIG filters
Telescope Celestron C8 f/6.7 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding self-guided
Processing MaximDL, FITS Liberator, PhotoshopCS, AstroActions
Comments Poor seeing with high thin clouds, some moonlight; clear on 4/21

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