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Contains:  M 82, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3034
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M82 - A fantastic starburst galaxy, 





    
        

            Thomas Richter
M82 - A fantastic starburst galaxy

M82 - A fantastic starburst galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 5334x3523

Dates:Feb. 14, 2019Feb. 15, 2019Feb. 25, 2019Feb. 26, 2019Feb. 27, 2019

Frames:
Baader B 1.25'' CCD Filter: 15x360" (gain: 53.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader G 1.25'' CCD Filter: 15x360" (gain: 53.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader Ha 1.25" 7nm: 75x300" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader L 1.25'' Filter: 56x360" (gain: 53.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader R 1.25'' CCD Filter: 15x360" (gain: 53.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 16.4 hours

Darks: ~37

Flats: ~27

Avg. Moon age: 17.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.73%

Astrometry.net job: 2670110

RA center: 148.955 degrees

DEC center: 69.689 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.494 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 267.421 degrees

Field radius: 0.439 degrees

Locations: Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

Object description (wikipedia.org):

Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82) is a starburst galaxy approximately 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. A member of the M81 Group, it is about five times more luminous than the whole Milky Way and has a center one hundred times more luminous than our galaxy's center.[6] The starburst activity is thought to have been triggered by interaction with neighboring galaxy M81. As the closest starburst galaxy to Earth, M82 is the prototypical example of this galaxy type. SN 2014J, a type Ia supernova, was discovered in the galaxy on 21 January 2014. In 2014, in studying M82, scientists discovered the brightest pulsar yet known, designated M82 X-2.

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M82 - A fantastic starburst galaxy, 





    
        

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