Bode's Galaxy: Our Galactic NeighborDescription and EXIF
Photographer: Scott MacNeill
Bode's Galaxy: Our Galactic Neighbor
Here's a pleasing shot I captured of Messier 81 - Bode's Galaxy on Tuesday morning, February 21, 2017. Residing at 11.8 light years distant, M81 is part of a galactic group that is the closest neighbor to the Local Group, which is where the Milky Way resides. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
Camera: Canon 60D MagicLantern
Exposure: 180 seconds * 40 sub images
Total Integration: 120 minutes
Configuration: This is a sigma-clipped composite of 40 sub images.