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Contains:  M 82, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3034
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M82 and the Cap, 


M82 and the Cap

M82 and the Cap

Technical card

Resolution: 2701x2102 job: 2711748

RA center: 148.979 degrees

DEC center: 69.684 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.955 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.883 degrees

Field radius: 0.454 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: IC Astronomy Observatories


Here's my rendition of M82 with a bit of IFN I've managed to capture the small arc of Ha known as the Cap there's some info in this paper

The IFN was very difficult to process due to it being just above the background noise.

This was taken from my new home in rural Spain Pixel Skies where we are currently constructing a new remote telescope hosting site

Lum 70x600 Secs
Red 41x300 Secs
Green 32x300 Secs
Blue 43x300 Secs
Ha 25x1800 Secs.

33 Hours 50 mins in total.

Equipment used:

Telescope: Tec 140 F7

Camera: Xpress Trius SX-694 Mono Cooled to -15C

Image Scale: 0.95

Guiding: OAG

Filters: Baader LRGB Ha

Mount: iOptron CEM60 "Standard" GOTO Centre Balanced Equatorial Mount

Image Acquisition: Sequence Generator Pro

Stacking and Calibrating: Pixinsight

Processing: Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CC



License: None (All rights reserved)

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M82 and the Cap,