M81 and M82 are two famous galaxies that lies in the Ursa Major. A target of choice for beginners in astronomy. You should already know them, there are already in my gallery. In the lower left of the image you can also see NGC3077, a smaller galaxy.
The goal of this acquisition was the faint dust that lies mostly in right half of the image. This a very faint reflective nebula that actually lies in a large part of the sky, from the north celestial pole to Ursa Major, the integrated flux nebula (IFN) A somewhat difficult target for a DSLR and this is my second attempt at capturing it.
50 exposures of 7 minutes.
Camera : Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
Telescope : Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor.
Mount : Takahashi EM-200 USD3.
Guiding : Orion Starshoot Autoguider on a William Optic Zenithstar 66SD refractor.
Outside temperature : 2°C
Sensor temperature : 11°C
Humidity : 80-90%
Software : auto-guiding and acquisition with MaximDL, processing with Iris.
Location : L'Epine, France