Updated: 3.23.05

M108 is a more compact Messier object that appears quite bright at mag 10.0'. It is approximately 8.7'x2.3' in size and in this image, is surrounded by fainter galaxies. Click on the image to view a 200% version of the image, which highlights the fainter galaxies well. This image was taken at Chiefland during the CFAS Astrofest with the club's TEC 140mm APO refractor.

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Image info:

TEC140 APO on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

28x4 mins


Acquired in Astroart and processed in Maxim as an RGB image (no darks and no flats)

guided with an STV on a SBS Sky90 refractor