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


            Graham Roberts
M81 Bodes & M82 Cigar Galaxies

Technical card

Resolution: 2546x1979

Dates:May 18, 2018

Frames: 25x180"

Integration: 1.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.37% job: 2608596

RA center: 9h 57' 33"

DEC center: +69° 19' 12"

Pixel scale: 2.010 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.910 degrees

Field radius: 0.900

Locations: Graham Roberts, Redhill, Surrey, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


This is not the best M81 + M82 image but for me it marked a major breakthrough. After four years I managed to set up my gear at the end of the garden and for the first time was able to see and image the north sky, hitherto obscured from my main observatory location which is sheltered from the north sky by my house.



Graham Roberts
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


M81 Bodes & M82 Cigar Galaxies, 


            Graham Roberts