Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Bode's nebulae  ·  M 82  ·  NGC 3034
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M82 - The Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Josh Woodward
M82 - The Cigar Galaxy
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M82 - The Cigar Galaxy

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M82 - The Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Josh Woodward
M82 - The Cigar Galaxy
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M82 - The Cigar Galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron C8 Starbright
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 450D / Rebel XSi / Kiss X2
Mounts
Orion (Synta) Atlas EQ-G
Filters
Astronomik EOS Clip Luminance
Accessories
QHYCCD QHY PoleMaster
Software
PixInsight 1.8 · Adobe Photoship CC · Annie's Astro Actions · PHD2 Guiding · Stellarium · EQMOD · StellariumScope · Binary Rivers BackyardEOS v3
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Mini 50mm Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
Starshoot Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 16, 2017
Frames:
24x600" (4h)
Integration:
4h
Avg. Moon age:
18.42 days
Avg. Moon phase:
85.60%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1527805

RA center: 09h56m01s.7

DEC center: +69°4109

Pixel scale: 0.519 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 273.326 degrees

Field radius: 0.299 degrees

Resolution: 3430x2330

Locations: backyard, Chico, CA, United States

Description

This is an attempt at imaging at F/10 with my C8 SCT. Guiding is a challenge at this focal length and I'm not that thrilled with the star roundness. But , overall it's not too bad.

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M82 - The Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Josh Woodward