Galaxies

M108 Galaxy in Ursa Major, TEC140

Spiral Galaxy M108 in Ursa Major with TEC140 and Atik 460
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M108 is a galaxy about 45 million light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.  It is sometimes called the surfboard galaxy.  

M108 Galaxy with TEC140
M108 in Ursa Major with TEC140

Technical Information

Imaged from my backyard observatory in Nottingham, UK in April 2021 when M108 was almost directly overhead.  I used my TEC140 refractor and Atik 460 CCD camera with Astrodon E series Gen LRGB filters (1.25″).  There is almost 9.5 hours of data in this image consisting of:

Lum > 42 x 300s; Red > 24 x 300s; Green > 24x300s; Blue 24 x 300s

Image was captured using Sequence Generator Pro software and was guided using OAG on my MESU 200 mount.  Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop 2021 CC.

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