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Image of M108 an edge on barred spiral galaxy in Ursa Major which is about 45 million light-years distant.

Taken using the Atik One 6.0 OAG CCD camera on Altair 10" RC telescope. Luminance exposure 80 minutes (in 5 min subs) and R,G,B exposures 25 minutes (in 5 min subs). Processed in Maxim DL to create the LRGB composite then in Photoshop for the final image.

[Alan Jefferis]