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


            Joshua Judkins
Bode's Nebula

Bode's Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Meade 12" LX600-ACF

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MM-C

Mount:Meade Giant Field Tripod

Guiding telescope or lens:MEADE Starlock

Software:Adobe PHOTOSHOP CS6DeepSky Stacker (DSS) DSS

Filter:ZWO 1.25" Luminance

Accessory:Meade X-Wedge

Resolution: 3856x2496

Dates:March 27, 2018

Frames:ZWO 1.25" Luminance: 31x120" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 10.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.49%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00 job: 1990632

RA center: 148.890 degrees

DEC center: 69.066 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.337 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 95.619 degrees

Field radius: 0.215 degrees


Messier 81 or Bode's Nebula acquired in the very early hours of March 27. Stack of 31 120s luminance exposures for a total exposure time of just over an hour. Imaging telescope Meade 12" LX600-ACF and camera ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool. "Just" 12 million light years away from Earth, this bright galaxy has a supermassive blackhole with 70 MILLION times the mass of our own Sun.



Joshua Judkins
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Bode's Nebula, 


            Joshua Judkins