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Galaxies in Ursa Major



M81 and M82 are a pair of galaxies in the constellation Ursa Major. The pair are located approximately 10 degrees northwest of the "Big Dipper" pointe...
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M81 and M82 are a pair of galaxies in the constellation Ursa Major. The pair are located approximately 10 degrees northwest of the "Big Dipper" pointer star Dubhe (Alpha Ursae Majoris). The apparent separation of the galaxies is 31 arc-minutes but at a distance of 12 million light-years, their actual distances from each other is 150,000 light years. They are the largest members of the M81 Group, a physical association of of 34 galaxies.
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RosChalcraft
 
RosChalcraft March 31, 2015
also amazing!
philippedurville
 
philippedurville March 31, 2015
THX! :-)

Behind The Lens

Location
This image is taken at my home, 30km South of Paris (France).
Time
Total exposure 20h00 on more nights
Lighting
the light took 12 million years to reach my camera lens
Equipment
Apogee Alta U8300 camera, LRGB FILTERS, 1000mm f/8 lens
Inspiration
Love univers
Editing
Yes I do. It is a particular treatment and has too long describing here.
In my camera bag
NIKON D3 and 17-55 f/2.8, 100mm macro
Feedback
Dark nights, be far from the lights of the city.

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