M81 / M82


Date:           August 29, 2000            

Location:     SMURFS      

Equipment: 5" f9 refractor, G11, ST4, Taurus Tracker III    

Conditions: Very nice, dark but dew laden    

Film:           Kodak Ektapress PJ400        

Exposure:   2 X 60 Minutes each   

Comments: This is a digital stack of two 60 minute exposures.  They were combined in Picture Window and processed in Adobe Photoshop Ver. 4.0.  I was surprised that I could see both galaxies in the camera viewfinder.