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M 82- Cigar Galaxy, 


            Matt Harbison

M 82- Cigar Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI178MM-Cool

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Willam Optics 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar

Focal reducers: Sky-Watcher Skywatcher 0.85x focal reducer

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Baader Filter LRGB 36mm unmounted

Accessory: ATIK Filter Wheel EFW2  ·  Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor

Dates:May 6, 2016

Frames:Baader Filter LRGB 36mm unmounted: 100x60" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.7 hours

Darks: ~100

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 29.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.14%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Basic astrometry details job: 1072838

Resolution: 620x401

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States


The Cigar Galaxy

Integration Details:

100 x 1min L
100 x 1 min R
100 x 1 min G
100 x 1 min B

100 darks
100 bias
no flat frames acquired

Equipment used:

William Optics 132 FLT
ZWO 178 Mono
ATIK EFW2 Filter wheel
Baader LRGB filters
Lodestar Guidescope
Astro Physics Mach 1 GTO


Captured in Sequence Generator Pro, guided with PHD2, calibrated in Pixinsight with levels adjusted and exported in Photoshop.



M 82- Cigar Galaxy, 


            Matt Harbison