I always like looking at M81 and M82, and thought that it would make a nice photo. I captured the pair plus one of their friends (on the left), in August of 2K. The picture is a little grainy, as it's only a part of the negative. This image was cropped down to half of it's original field, making the grain more apparent. This is another one hour shot on PPF 400, using the AP 152mm f7.5. It was taken in central Oregon at the astronomy cabin. The locals refer to this location as "Area 51"