Bode's, Cigar Galaxies (Messier 81, 82) - Sketch

messier 81 (bode's galaxy) and messier 82 (cigar galaxy) drawing, observing log

object details:
Messier 81 - "Bode's Galaxy": type: spiral galaxy, magnitude: 6.9m, distance: 12Mly.
Messier 82 - "Cigar Galaxy": type: starburst galaxy, magnitude: 8.4m, distance: 12Mly.
constellation: Orion.

Location and conditions: Negev desert, Israel, ~6.8m sky.
Time and date: 02/05/2008 , 00:00.
Instrument: Orion Skyview Pro 8" F/5 Newtonian, 25mm Sirius plossl (40X).
Drawing details: Graphite pencil sketch on a white paper, made while observing with a telescope under a red light. Sketch is north oriented. Drawing was scanned, inverted and processed in Photoshop. Observer: Michael Vlasov.