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


M81 and M82

M81 and M82

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Skywatcher 8" F4 Newton

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 600Da

Mount:Skywatcher AZ EQ6 GT

Guiding telescope or lens:8x50 Finder with Lacerta MGEN Autoguider

Focal reducer:Baader RCC 1

Software:Photoshop CS5FitsworkTheli

Resolution: 2500x1666

Dates:March 28, 2014May 3, 2014

7x600" ISO400
13x300" ISO800

Integration: 2.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.49% job: 517339

RA center: 148.981 degrees

DEC center: 69.260 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.868 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.961 degrees

Field radius: 0.779 degrees

Locations: Sternenwelt Vogelsberg, Stumpertenrod, Germany; TAN Taubensuhl, Eußertal, Germany


The supernova SN2014J in M82 below the core is still visible.
Processing with Theli (stacking, background flattenig, color calibration), Fitswork (RGB combine, stretching, 32 -> 16bit), Adobe Camera Raw (denoise), Photoshop (L + RGB combine, levels, curves, color saturation, details enhancement)



License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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M81 and M82,