Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Bode's nebulae  ·  M 82  ·  NGC 3034

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    Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Samuel
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    Cigar Galaxy

    Image of the day 01/09/2015

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      Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Samuel
      Cigar Galaxy
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      Cigar Galaxy

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC12

      Imaging cameras: Atik 4000

      Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

      Guiding cameras: Lodestar

      Focal reducers: AP CCDT67

      Software: PixInsight

      Filters: Baader Planetarium B 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium G 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium R 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium H-Alpha 7nm  ·  Baader Planetarium L 36mm


      Dates:Dec. 25, 2014Dec. 26, 2014Dec. 27, 2014Dec. 28, 2014Dec. 29, 2014

      Frames:
      Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 13x450" (1h 37' 30") bin 2x2
      Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 13x450" (1h 37' 30") bin 2x2
      Baader Planetarium H-Alpha 7nm: 11x1800" (5h 30') bin 1x1
      Baader Planetarium L 36mm: 62x900" (15h 30') bin 1x1
      Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 13x450" (1h 37' 30") bin 2x2

      Integration: 25h 52' 30"

      Avg. Moon age: 5.99 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 36.17%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 486672

      RA center: 9h 55' 54"

      DEC center: +69° 41' 2"

      Pixel scale: 0.956 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -3.604 degrees

      Field radius: 0.384 degrees


      Resolution: 2047x2047

      Locations: Observatorio remoto Tomas Lopez en AstroCamp, Nerpio, Albacete, Spain

      Data source: Own remote observatory

      Remote source: AstroCamp

      Description

      Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82) is a starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. It is about five times more luminous than the whole Milky Way and one hundred times more luminous than our galaxy's center. The starburst activity is thought to be triggered by interaction with neighboring galaxy M81, and M82 is a member of the M81 Group. As the closest starburst galaxy to our own, M82 is the prototypical example of this type of galaxy. SN 2014J, a Type Ia supernova, was observed in the galaxy on 21 January 2014. In 2014, in studying M82, scientists discovered the brightest pulsar yet known, designated M82 X-2.

      Collaboration between [url]Salvatore Iovene[/url], [url]Jaime Alemany[/url] and me.

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      Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

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