M 81

Name: M 81
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 6.9
Constellation: Ursa Major
Right Ascension: 9h 55m 37s
Declination: 69° 3' 30" N
Altitude: 47.7°
Azimuth: 328.7°

Observation details:
Observation time (UT): 07 Apr 2000 23:09
Duration: 10 min
Observer: RAH
Site: Pilot Rock OR
Seeing (Antoniadi scale): II: Slight undulations
Weather: Clear, cold 40deg thin cresent moon

Equipment details:
Instrument: 12.5" EL
Eyepiece: 12 Nagler
Barlow: Paracor
Magnification: 152x
Field of view: 0° 32'

Very obvious - edge on galaxy. Looks like there are two cores - or a dust lane bisects the  central region.