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Contains:  M 82, NGC 3034, M 81, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3031
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Bode and Cigar galaxy - M81 & M82, 


Bode and Cigar galaxy - M81 & M82

Bode and Cigar galaxy - M81 & M82

Technical card

Resolution: 5888x3432

Dates:Feb. 27, 2019

Frames: 60x150" ISO400

Integration: 2.5 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~18

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 23.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 40.04%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Temperature: 12.00 job: 2563336

RA center: 148.840 degrees

DEC center: 69.318 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.760 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 108.874 degrees

Field radius: 0.720 degrees

Data source: Backyard


The galaxy pair M81 and M82 taken from an inner city backyard in a red zone.
If you look carefully you can find a LOT more small and faint galaxies in the image including the dwarf galaxy Holmberg IX just underneath M81.



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Bode and Cigar galaxy - M81 & M82,