Martin Lines - Photography Gallery

A collection of my photographs both old and new.

M81 - Bode's Galaxy
Astrophotography / Messier Objects, Nebulas and other objects / M81 - Bode's Galaxy
Messier 81 (also known as NGC 3031 or Bode's Galaxy) is a grand design spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away, with a diameter of 90,000 light years, in the constellation Ursa Major. Due to its proximity to our galaxy, large size, and active galactic nucleus (which harbors a 70 million M☉ supermassive black hole) Close by is M82, the Cigar Galaxy