M81/M82 - Galaxies in Ursa Major

M81 and M82
   
Telescope: Vixen R200SS
Camera: Canon 350D (Hutech modified - Type I)
Mount:: Losmandy G-11 w/ Gemini
Exposures: 17 @ 5 min.
Processing:: Images were focused, reduced, aligned, and combined (Average) using ImagesPlus. The combined image was adjusted (Levels, Curves, Shadow/Highlights) in Photoshop CS2. Noise was reduced using Grain Surgery.
Note: Shot from my backyard observatory in southeast Minnesota. Outside temperature was 15 F.
   
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