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


M81 & M82

M81 & M82

Technical card

Resolution: 1679x1343

Dates:April 15, 2017April 16, 2017April 17, 2017

B: 3x120" bin 1x1
B: 7x300" bin 1x1
G: 3x120" bin 1x1
G: 7x300" bin 1x1
L: 5x120" bin 1x1
L: 17x300" bin 1x1
R: 3x120" bin 1x1
R: 7x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 3.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 76.27% job: 1541634

RA center: 148.901 degrees

DEC center: 69.338 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.493 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.096 degrees

Field radius: 1.043 degrees

Locations: New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New Mexico, United States


This took a lot more data that I originally expected it to, and I even think I might need a bit more integration time. Overall though I think I'm at the point where I'm fairly satisfied with it, so I figured I would post it.

This is actually cropped down from a much wider image. Originally I wanted to show more of the dust/nebulous regions to the right of M82 and top of M81, but in the end I just liked a closer crop around M81 and M82. Those dusty areas are partly why I think I needed so much integration time (and could certainly use much much more).

Unrelated, but I think the larger resolution image looks a lot better than the version that shows on the main page.



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M81 & M82,