M82 in Ursa Major
Group of galaxies consists of two major members, the Milky Way
and Andromeda, plus a couple dozen smaller ones. The nearest
somewhat similar group lies 12 million light years away in the
constellation Ursa Major. Its major members are seen here, with
the large spiral M81 at the right. M82 is seen edge on, which
makes its actual layout unclear. These bright galaxies are a
prominent pair for amateur astronomers.
made with my 155mm refractor from nine 3-minute exposures at ISO
1600. At the time the galaxies were about as low in the sky as
they get from my latitude.