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Contains:  NGC 3077, M 82, NGC 3034, M 81, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3031
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M81 Bode's Galaxy and M82, 


M81 Bode's Galaxy and M82

M81 Bode's Galaxy and M82

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 70D

Mount:SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN 2

Software:Adobe LightroomPleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Resolution: 3188x2156

Dates:Aug. 27, 2016

Frames: 70x180" ISO1600

Integration: 3.5 hours

Darks: ~21

Bias: ~82

Avg. Moon age: 24.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.82%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00 job: 1574778

RA center: 149.573 degrees

DEC center: 69.177 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.150 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.749 degrees

Field radius: 1.149 degrees

Locations: Matzendorf 1040m, Solothurn, SO, Switzerland


Stopped down to f/6.3 ...because I wanted spikes around the brightest stars again ;-)


License: None (All rights reserved)


  • M81 Bode's Galaxy and M82, 


  • Final
    M81 Bode's Galaxy and M82, 




2x drizzle, no color manipulations

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M81 Bode's Galaxy and M82,