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


            Phil Montgomery
M81 & M82

M81 & M82

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi TOA-150B

Imaging camera:Nikon D500


Guiding telescope or lens:Explore Scientific ED102 CF APO

Guiding camera:ASI178MM

Focal reducer:Takahashi 67-FL flattener

Software:O'Telescope BackyardNikonAll Sky Plate SolverPixInsight version 1.8Lightroom

Resolution: 5148x3453

Dates:Dec. 27, 2016

Frames: 19x300"

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.04% job: 1398064

RA center: 148.993 degrees

DEC center: 69.326 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.794 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.758 degrees

Field radius: 0.684 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Data source: Backyard


M81 and M82 - Bode and Cigar Galaxies - Under city Christmas lights & with the Griswold"s lights down the street!



Phil Montgomery
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M81 & M82, 


            Phil Montgomery