gallery_bode’s&cigargalaxy

The image shows a pair of galaxy easily visible with a small telescope. Bode’s Galaxy (top) is an example of a spiral galaxy, while the Cigar Galaxy (bottom) is an example of an irregular galaxy, shaped like a cigar. Both galaxies are found in the region of the constellation Ursa Major and are located some 12 million light-years away from Earth. This image was taken under the dark clear skies of Basud, Camarines Norte, Philippines, using a Sky-Watcher 4-in f/9 refractor, Kenko NES mount, a Canon 450D DSLR, and a home-built autoguider. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano

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