Chased a few DSOs prior to the moon rise. Bode's Galaxy/Cigar Galaxy are once again high enough to clear the treeline from my observing site. Bode's galaxy is a nice faint face-on galaxy, but without any details in my suburban site. The Cigar galaxy shows mottling at higher magnification even in less than dark skies.

Both M81/82 fit into a single wide FOV eyepiece for a nice site on a chilly evening.

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Bode's Galaxy

  • Observed with: XX12i
  • Seeing: average
  • Light pollution: below average