Doncaster AS - Photo Journal
M81 and M82
Photograph by Max Freier and Wendy Christou
Rossington 25th March 2017
9 x 300 sec at ISO 800..
100 mm APO telescope and Canon 600D Astromodified Camera
Low frame count just to test the repaired EQ45 Mount, and PHD....everything went well.
Messier 81 is the largest galaxy in the
of 34 galaxies located in the constellation Ursa Major. At approximately 11.7
) from the Earth, it makes this group and the
, containing the
, relative neighbours in the
of M81 with
gas away from all three galaxies, forming gaseous filamentary structures in the group. Moreover, these interactions have allowed
to fall into the centres of M82 and NGC 3077, leading to vigorous star formation or