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


            Paddy Gilliland
M81 and M82 HD

M81 and M82 HD

Technical card

Resolution: 4106x2294

Dates:Jan. 5, 2017Jan. 19, 2017Jan. 31, 2017Feb. 1, 2017Feb. 2, 2017Feb. 15, 2017Feb. 25, 2017Feb. 27, 2017March 2, 2017March 5, 2017March 7, 2017March 19, 2017March 23, 2017March 30, 2017

Astrodon Blue: 13x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Blue: 14x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Blue: 25x900" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 13x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 8x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 24x900" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 52x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 16x30" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 12x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 167x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 12x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 30x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 25x900" bin 1x1
Ha 5nm: 12x1200" bin 1x1
Ha 5nm: 27x1800" bin 1x1

Integration: 103.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.45% job: 1535443

RA center: 148.971 degrees

DEC center: 69.312 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.929 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -98.034 degrees

Field radius: 0.607 degrees

Locations: FOVO - Field of View Observatory, Home, Worcestershire, United Kingdom; Deep Sky West Remote Observatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States


** Briefly featured on the Sky at Night TV show - 60th Anniversary Special **

So if you have a RCOS 14.5" version of M82 and M81 what to you do (no you don't make a M163!).
Seeing them together would be nice so used some data from the RH and drizzled it to create a background with stars that are acceptable then added the two targets over the top.
Think this will finish my detailed look at this area, for now!
Hope you enjoy.



Paddy Gilliland
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Sky plot


M81 and M82 HD, 


            Paddy Gilliland