This picture of Orion was imaged on Thursday evening 20th Feb 2014 a Canon 5 D Mark II DSLR with an 50 mm 1.4 and is a stack of 4 X 3 sec (1 not 30) exposures because of light pollution. Cold came in fast, so I was lucky to get this many. Stacked with AstroArt 4.0 with two dark frames and fiddled a little bit with PSE 12. You have to click to recognize Orion.
This picture of supernova SN 2014J in M82 I have seen with an 6 ” APO was imaged by somebody else.
M82, also known as the Cigar Galaxy, is what is known as a starburst galaxy. Interactions with the nearby galaxy M81 have triggered an episode of extreme star formation, which is visible as the glowing red hydrogen clouds interspersed with dark dust clouds at the center of the galaxy. Both galaxies are about 12 million light years away.
Below is a ‘before’ image showing the galaxy before the supernova.