M109, galaxy in Ursa Major

2014 Mar 27, Vantaa

Canon 550D

LXD75 Newtonian reflector (150 mm) , f/5

16 x 300 s at ISO400,  PHD-guiding

Processed with Iris, levels with Photoshop Elements.

Image width is about 1,1°. M109 is very close to the mag 2.44 star Phaeda (gamma UMa), which is seen as overexposed in this image..

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