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Contains:  M 82, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3034

Image of the day 01/09/2015

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    Cigar Galaxy, 


    Cigar Galaxy

    Cigar Galaxy

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2047x2047

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

    Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 13x450" bin 2x2
    Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 13x450" bin 2x2
    Baader Planetarium H-Alpha 7nm: 11x1800" bin 1x1
    Baader Planetarium L 36mm: 62x900" bin 1x1
    Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 13x450" bin 2x2

    Integration: 25.9 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 5.99 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 36.17% job: 486672

    RA center: 148.975 degrees

    DEC center: 69.684 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.956 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -3.604 degrees

    Field radius: 0.384 degrees

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


    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 Salvatore Iovene, Jaime Alemany and me.



    License: None (All rights reserved)

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    Cigar Galaxy,