Messier 81

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This is a reprocess of M81 originally taken in April of 2010. It's 14 hours of exposure over several nights. I did a bit better with the color balancing and detail in the galaxy. The original version can be seen here. The galaxy is about 11 million light years away. The magenta areas in the spiral arms are star forming regions. 

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