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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Bode's nebulae, M 82, NGC 3034
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Messier 82 (Cigar Galaxy) @ DSW, 



    
        

            Miles Zhou
Messier 82 (Cigar Galaxy) @ DSW
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Messier 82 (Cigar Galaxy) @ DSW

Imaging telescopes or lenses: RCOS 14.5"

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Paramount-ME

Software: Adobe Lightroom CC  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight for Mac

Filters: Astrodon luminance filter  ·  Astrodon RGB


Dates:Feb. 24, 2016Dec. 1, 2016

Frames:
Astrodon RGB: 37x1200" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon luminance filter: 25x1200" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 20.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.36%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1498803

RA center: 9h 55' 39"

DEC center: +69° 41' 49"

Pixel scale: 0.550 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 246.008 degrees

Field radius: 0.246 degrees


Resolution: 2500x2028

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Description

Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82) is a starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.

This is an LRGB combination. H alpha data is yet to mix in.

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Messier 82 (Cigar Galaxy) @ DSW, 



    
        

            Miles Zhou