This image of M108, a galaxy in Ursa Major, was taken on the clear, moonless, wind-free,cold night of 22nd January. My two recent attempts at imaging the galaxy had failed to produce good results because of gusty winds upsetting the guiding.

I've cropped the full image so that the galaxy fills more of the screen and also to make several very distant other galaxies a bit more noticeable. But you still have to look hard for them.

The image was made using Atic One-6.0 CCD camera on an Altair 250mm RC telescope and Skywatcher AZ EQ6-GT mount. Luminance exposure just over 3 hous in 400-second subs and R, G and B exposures 20 minutes in 200-second subs. Processed in Maxim DL and Photoshop.
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