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


            Mark Holbrook
M81 and M82
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M81 and M82

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C14 Edge+Hyperstar

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY178MM

Mounts: Paramount MX+

Software: Software Bisque TheSkyX Professional suite  ·  PixInsight 1.8 PixInsight version 1.8

Filters: Baader HA f/2  ·  Optolong LRGB Green 31mm  ·  Optolong LRGB Blue 31mm  ·  Optolong LRGB Red 31mm  ·  Optolong LRGB Luminance 31 mm

Accessory: Technical Innovations Robofocus  ·  Thousand Oaks Optical Dew Controller 4 channel  ·  ZWO EFWmini (5 x 1.25″or 5 x 31mm)  ·  DewBuster Shorty Dew Shield

Dates:March 3, 2017

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.98%

Basic astrometry details job: 1507636

RA center: 9h 55' 46"

DEC center: +69° 20' 56"

Pixel scale: 0.720 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.009 degrees

Field radius: 0.562 degrees

Resolution: 5262x1977

Data source: Backyard


2 panel mosaic using QHY178M on C14 with Hyperstar unguided on Paramount MX+

Each panel is R,G,B 45sec x 50, Lum 80x45sec , Ha 150x90sec, Lum 10sec x 40 and R,G,B 10sec x 40 for HDR combine



Mark Holbrook
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M81 and M82, 


            Mark Holbrook