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Contains:  NGC 3077, M 82, NGC 3034, M 81, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3031
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M81 and M82 - Bodes and Cigar Galaxies, 


            Insight Observatory
M81 and M82 - Bodes and Cigar Galaxies

M81 and M82 - Bodes and Cigar Galaxies

Technical card

Resolution: 2048x2048

Dates:Feb. 5, 2019

Baader Blue: 1x298" -32C bin 2x2
Baader Green: 1x300" -35C bin 2x2
Baader Luminance: 1x300" -32C bin 1x1
Baader Red: 1x300" -32C bin 2x2

Integration: 0.3 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 0.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.35%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 2514622

RA center: 148.888 degrees

DEC center: 69.090 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 183.819 degrees

Field radius: 0.980 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: SkyPi Online Observatory


M81 and M82 are a pair of galaxies in the constellation Ursa Major.

Imaged by Wendy Wood on Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1).



Insight Observatory
License: None (All rights reserved)

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M81 and M82 - Bodes and Cigar Galaxies, 


            Insight Observatory