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


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M81 and M82

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Dates:Feb. 21, 2020

Baader Blue: 10x300" -46C bin 1x1
Baader Blue: 6x600" -46C bin 1x1
Baader Green: 7x300" -46C bin 1x1
Baader Green: 7x600" -46C bin 1x1
Baader Luminance: 10x300" -46C bin 1x1
Baader Luminance: 10x600" -46C bin 1x1
Baader Red: 9x300" -46C bin 1x1
Baader Red: 12x600" -46C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.8 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 27.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 3302724

RA center: 9h 55' 28"

DEC center: +69° 20' 56"

Pixel scale: 3.361 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -116.326 degrees

Field radius: 0.609 degrees

Resolution: 960x883

Locations: SkyPi Remote Observatory, Pie Town, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Insight Observatory


The M81 and M82 galaxies are a pair of galaxies located in the constellation, Ursa Major. M81 (Bode’s Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy that lies 11.8 million light-years away, while M82 (The Cigar Galaxy) is an irregular galaxy at roughly the same distance away from Earth.

Image processed by Utkarsh Mishra using image data from Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach remote telescope ATEO-1.

Image set can be subscribed to and downloaded from Insight Observatory's "Starbase" image set repository.



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M81 and M82, 


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