Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Bode's nebulae  ·  M 82  ·  NGC 3034
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            Tom Harrison
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            Tom Harrison
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STL6303e
Mounts
Paramount ME
Filters
Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2
Accessories
PIR · Off-Axis Guider Homeyer
Software
Maxim DL
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Guiding Cameras
SBIG STL6303e

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 13, 2008
Frames:
84×600(14h)
Integration:
14h
Avg. Moon age:
6.69 days
Avg. Moon phase:
42.65%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 89231

RA center: 09h55m58s.6

DEC center: +69°3816

Pixel scale: 0.647 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -11.391 degrees

Field radius: 0.317 degrees

Resolution: 2940x1941

File size: 1.3 MB

Locations: Texas, None; Fort Davis, None

Description

Object: M82; NGC3034

Constellation: Ursa Major

Distance: 11-12 Million Light-Years

Magnitude: 8.4

COMMENTS: M82 is a starburst galaxy resulting from a near-miss encounter with the nearby galaxy, M81 a few hundred million years or so ago. The gravitational encounter set off an explosive burst of new star formation sending wisps and tendrils of hot gas and relativistic particles spewing from its poles for tens of thousands of light-years. A large black hole in its center surrounded by huge numbers of stars going supernova are thought to produce the relativistic hot out gassing. Eventually, this burst of intense activity will settle down when much of the compressed gas and dust has thinned.

Date Imaged: February 2008

Place: Ft. Davis, TX

Exposure Details: LRGB:300:180:180:180, unbinned.

Processing: CCDSoft, RegiStar, PSCS3, MaxIm DL.

Optics: 12.5" RCOS Truss

Focal Length: 2808MM at F9

Mount: Paramount ME

Camera: STL6303E

Focuser: RCOS

Guiding: External Guide Camers/OAG

Filters: Tru-Balance LRGB, 1 1/4"

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M82, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison