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

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: RCOS 14.5"

Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mount: Paramount-ME

Software: Adobe Lightroom CCAdobe Photoshop CCPixInsight for Mac

Filters: Astrodon RGBAstrodon luminance filter

Resolution: 2500x2028

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

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% job: 1498803

RA center: 148.916 degrees

DEC center: 69.697 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.550 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -66.008 degrees

Field radius: 0.246 degrees

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


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.



Miles Zhou

Sky plot

Sky plot


Messier 82 (Cigar Galaxy) @ DSW, Miles Zhou