Martin Germano's beautiful b/w film image of M81 was obtained with his self-made 14.5" f/5 Newtonian, exposed 90 minutes on hypered Kodak Tech Pan 2415 film.
On a deep magnification from this image, M81's faint companion Holmberg IX (UGC 5336) can be glipsed.
Michael Purcell's image of M81, taken on December 12, 1993 at 01:55:35 with his Meade 10-inch f/6.3 SC Telescope and a ST6 CCD camera, exposed 15 minutes.
Taken by amateurs of the Sternfreunde Breisgau e.V. at the Schauinslandsternwarte with their ST7 CCD camera on a Celestron 11. Contributed by Peter Suetterlin from the CCD image collection of the "Sternfreunde Breisgau e.V."
Last Modification: 21 Jun 1998, 13:00 MET