Spark image

M81 Ursa Major

300 mm f4 Orion Newtonian, MX716 CCD camera, 20s exposure, 18th May 2004 22:10 GMT

The photograph shows the spiral galaxy M81 in Ursa Major. This galaxy is about 12 million light years away and so seems only 21"x10" of arc in size when viewed from the Earth.
© Keith Gibbs 2007