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Contains:  NGC 3077, M 82, NGC 3034, M 81, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3031
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Bode's Nebula, 


            Randy Roy
Bode's Nebula

Bode's Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2641x1721

Dates:Nov. 12, 2017

Frames:ZWO IR cut: 155x60" (gain: 199.00) -15C

Integration: 2.6 hours

Darks: ~75

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 23.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.63% job: 2028420

RA center: 149.552 degrees

DEC center: 69.251 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.982 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 273.306 degrees

Field radius: 0.868 degrees

Locations: Home Observing Deck, Lakeland, Tennessee, United States

Data source: Backyard


At only about 12 million light years distant, M81 is one of the most studied galaxies. This image captures the M81 galaxy (commonly known as Bode's Nebula), M82 (the Cigar Galaxy) and the much smaller galaxy NGC3077. All of these are part of the M81 group and are affected gravitationally by each other.



Randy Roy
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Bode's Nebula, 


            Randy Roy

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