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

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: TeleVue TV102

Imaging camera: Canon T2i/550D

Mount: CGEM

Guiding telescope or lens: Orion 50 mm mini guider

Guiding camera: Orion USA Star Shoot Auto Guider

Focal reducer: TeleVue RFL-4087

Software: ProDigital Software Astronomy ToolsPHDPhotoshop CS5MLUnsold Images PlusMLUnsold Images Plus Camera Control

Resolution: 4015x2433

Dates: May 1, 2016

Frames: 44x180" ISO800

Integration: 2.2 hours

Darks: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 23.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.47%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 5.00 job: 1066496

RA center: 148.994 degrees

DEC center: 69.348 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.274 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -78.225 degrees

Field radius: 0.831 degrees

Locations: StarHome Observatory, Stacy, Minnesota, United States



Dave Venne


Sky plot

Sky plot


M81 and M82, 


        Dave Venne