M81 - Bode's Galaxy (and satellite galaxy Holmberg IX, left of M81)         (image above is reduced-size | other sizes:  medium , large)

Distance:  12 million light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 690wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 20x5min L (bin1x1); 5x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, PI, CS4 (uncropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

7 April 2022 - Las Cruces, NM

Published in Amateur Astronomy Magazine, Summer 2022 (screenshot).

This image is LRGB.

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