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Contains:  M 81, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3031
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M-81 in Ursa Major, 


            Francois Theriault
M-81 in Ursa Major

M-81 in Ursa Major

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Meade LX50 8" SCT - De-forked

Imaging camera:Nikon D3200


Guiding telescope or lens:Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding camera:Starshoot Autoguider

Software:Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.0Adobe Photoshop 5 CS

Resolution: 4167x6592

Dates:March 23, 2017

Frames: 107x180"

Integration: 5.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.76 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.66% job: 1508759

RA center: 148.911 degrees

DEC center: 69.050 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.332 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -83.045 degrees

Field radius: 0.359 degrees

Locations: Genesis Observatory, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada


I have recently switched to a Nikon camera to do astrophotography with an SCT long focal length
Still working out the bugs.



Francois Theriault
License: None (All rights reserved)

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M-81 in Ursa Major, 


            Francois Theriault