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Contains:  M 82, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3034
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Technical card

Resolution: 2448x1552

Dates:Feb. 8, 2018

Frames:ZWO LRGB Filters: 250x3" (gain: 0.75) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.07%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: -2.00 job: 1930952

RA center: 148.976 degrees

DEC center: 69.679 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.411 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 200.275 degrees

Field radius: 0.166 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Budy Dłutowskie , Pabianice, Poland


Another popular object in "big" version - Cigar Galaxy (Messier 82) in Ursa Major constellation.

One of the brightest galaxies in our sky. It's interesting because of the very intense star creation processes occuring inside of it.

I'll probably hunt it down once agin in this year to collect more luminance to remove annoing noise from the photo. Anyway I'm happy by the result.


L- 250 x 2,5 s
RGB -50 x 5 s per channel
Composition LRGB
Newton 250/1250 on NEQ-6 + ASI 178MM-C + Baader LRGB



Łukasz Sujka
License: None (All rights reserved)



Background and star correction

Sky plot

Sky plot


Messier 82 - Cigar Galaxy, 


            Łukasz Sujka