Bodes Galaxy is called a grand design spiral galaxy. It was named after Johann Bode who discovered it on December 31, 1774. He described it as a "nebulous patch which appears mostly
round and has a dense nucleus in the middle". The faint "smudge" above the galaxy is a dwarf satellite galaxy called Holmberg IX. Bodes Galaxy is certainly one of the most beautiful
objects in the night sky and can be seen without binoculars.
OTA: Vixen VC200L
Camera: Canon 500D (IR modified)
Mount: CGEM DX
Exposure: 7h 28m
Data obtained: March/April 2013