Messier 81 & 82, with surrounding IFN

This is M81 & M82, also known as Bode’s and the Cigar Galaxy. This is a pair of beautiful galaxies in Ursa Major. Also in this image, is NGC3077. This is my longest image to date. I spent most of the time with the luminance filter. I was trying to capture the IFN that’s surrounding the region in the sky.

This group of galaxies is the closest galaxy group to our own very local group of galaxies which include the Milky Way

This was a total of 43 hours and 4 minutes of exposure time.

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