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


            Andrew Barton
Bode and Cigar Galaxies (M81, M82)

Bode and Cigar Galaxies (M81, M82)

Technical card

Resolution: 3175x2563

Dates:Feb. 24, 2017

Frames: 47x240"

Integration: 3.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.17% job: 1686643

RA center: 148.811 degrees

DEC center: 69.297 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.372 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.679 degrees

Field radius: 0.777 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


This was an experiment imaging without a light pollution filter from my dark location. In the end, I felt I lost some color without the filter. I look forward to trying this target again with my light pollution filter and comparing the difference.



Andrew Barton
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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Bode and Cigar Galaxies (M81, M82), 


            Andrew Barton