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Bodes (M81) and Cigar Galaxy (M82), 


Bodes (M81) and Cigar Galaxy (M82)
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Bodes (M81) and Cigar Galaxy (M82)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS ONTC 8" Newton f4 (800 mm)

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G2 8300FW

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS ONTC 8" Newton f4 (800 mm)

Guiding cameras: ASI 120MM-S

Focal reducers: TS GPU Aplanatic Newton Koma Korrektor

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  lightroom 5

Filters: Baader LRGB 1.25'' CCD Filters  ·  Baader 7nm Ha 2''

Dates:May 6, 2016

Baader 7nm Ha 2'': 6x600" -30C bin 1x1
Baader LRGB 1.25'' CCD Filters: 56x300" -30C

Integration: 5.7 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 29.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.14%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1098567

RA center: 9h 56' 17"

DEC center: +69° 14' 31"

Pixel scale: 1.401 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -121.157 degrees

Field radius: 0.793 degrees

Resolution: 3261x2443


Bodes Galaxy and neighbourhood. As before at the M106 i have not enough color data.

R,G,B each 6x300s 2x2 binning
L 38x300s 1x1 binning


Sky plot

Sky plot


Bodes (M81) and Cigar Galaxy (M82),