M81 (also called NGC 3031 or Bode's Galaxy) and M82 (also called NGC 3034 or the Cigar Galaxy) are galaxies about 12 million light-years away. M81 is a spiral galaxy and M82 is a starburst galaxy where a Type 1a supernova occurred in January, 2014.
Date: March, 2014
Location: Green Valley, Arizona
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX
Camera: SBIG STT-8300M
Filters: Astrodon Gen 2
Mount: AstroPhysics 1200
Exposure: LRGB = 390:120:120:120 minutes, all unbinned