Contains: M 82, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3034
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M 82 Cigar Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 1153x783

Dates: Feb. 24, 2018

Frames: 140x45" (gain: 256.00) bin 2x2

Integration: 1.8 hours

Darks: ~35

Flats: ~20

Flat darks: ~20

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 8.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 63.05%

Temperature: 3.00 job: 1963274

RA center: 148.965 degrees

DEC center: 69.680 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.617 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 68.942 degrees

Field radius: 0.120 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Vechelde, Niedersachsen, Germany


I had a serious problem finding a good guiding star here. This image consists of multiple sessions over a few hours. I needed to restart imaging everytime the guiding star was lost. Well, this was one of my first sessions with an OAG, probably it is normal that not everything works just out of the box.




Sky plot

Sky plot


M 82 Cigar Galaxy,