I’ve never really tried to shoot M81, Bode’s Galaxy before, and I’m not entirely sure why. I do like wider-angle telescopes, which make for dramatic images of many galaxies together, but not for individual photos of smaller galaxies in the sky. Bode’s is one of the larger ones available, and yet… this is my first attempt at capturing it!

This also includes M82, the Cigar Galaxy, and two smaller galaxies, NGC 3077 and NGC 2976.

Session Exposure Gain Offset Frames Integration time
2023-04-10 60s ISO 1600 60 60m
Total 60 60m
Astro-Tech AT115EDT 115mm f/7 ED Triplet Refractor w/ 0.8x Reducer/Flattener
Losmandy GM-8 German Equatorial Mount, Gemini 2, Losmandy FLW Tripod
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Orion StarShoot Autoguider
ZWO EAF Electronic Automatic Focuser, iOptron iPolar
N.I.N.A., PHD2 Guiding, SkySafari Pro, AstroPixelProcessor, Topaz Photo AI, Capture One