M81 - Bodes' Galaxy in Ursa Major - First Light with my Meade LX850 10"

M81 - Bodes Galaxy in Ursa major

 

This image of M81 was taken on Feb. 12, 2013 from Scottsdale, Az.

Equipment: Meade LX850 GEM with 10" ACF F8 OTA, SBIG STT-8300M camera with FW8G-STT filter wheel

It is a combination of:

Camera control and image calibration via Maxim/DL CCD Pro

Image Processing via PixInsight with final composition via Adobe Potoshop CS5.