Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Bode's nebulae  ·  Cigar galaxy  ·  M 82  ·  NGC 3034
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M82 with ZWO ASI1600MM-P monochrome CMOS, 



    
        

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M82 with ZWO ASI1600MM-P monochrome CMOS

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M82 with ZWO ASI1600MM-P monochrome CMOS, 



    
        

            JohnAdastra
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M82 with ZWO ASI1600MM-P monochrome CMOS

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C9.25 Edge HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM PRO

Mounts: Losmandy G-11 Gemini 2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion CT-80

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Focal reducers: Celestron .7x Focal Reducer, for 9.25 edgeHD .7x Focal Reducer, for 9.25 edgeHD

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInisight 1.8.8-2  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2

Filters: Astronomik Blue 1.25"  ·  Astronomik Green 1.25"  ·  Astronomik Red 1.25"  ·  Optolong L-Pro 1.25"

Accessory: ZWO 8 x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW)  ·  Dew-Not 10" Dew Heater Strip  ·  Moonlite CHL 2.5" Large Format Crayford Edge Focuser  ·  Dew-Not 4" Heater Strip  ·  Dew-Not DNC02 Controller  ·  Orion 1.25" Extension Tube


Dates:Feb. 22, 2020

Frames:
Astronomik Blue 1.25": 80x60" (1h 20') (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2
Astronomik Green 1.25": 80x60" (1h 20') (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2
Astronomik Red 1.25": 80x60" (1h 20') (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2
Optolong L-Pro 1.25": 90x60" (1h 30') (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2

Integration: 5h 30'

Darks: 60

Flats: 60

Flat darks: 60

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 28.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.21%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Mean FWHM: 1.80


Astrometry.net job: 3281155

RA center: 9h 55' 49"

DEC center: +69° 40' 47"

Pixel scale: 0.944 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -60.866 degrees

Field radius: 0.319 degrees


Resolution: 1930x1484

Locations: SkyShed roll-off, Upper Providence, PA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

M82 - The Cigar Galaxy

This is my first attempt with the newly acquired ZWO ASI1600MM-P monochrome CMOS cam. While this is a fairly common northern skies object, this image is the starter for the 2020 galaxy season. And the Explore Scientific ES102 has been replaced with the Celestron C925 EdgeHD to chase down some smaller DSO's. More galaxies to come .

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M82 with ZWO ASI1600MM-P monochrome CMOS, 



    
        

            JohnAdastra