Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Bode's nebulae  ·  M 81  ·  M 82  ·  NGC 3031  ·  NGC 3034
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SN2014J in M82 , 


            Stephen Migol
SN2014J in M82
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SN2014J in M82 , 


            Stephen Migol
SN2014J in M82
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV4

Imaging cameras: Pentax K10D

Mounts: Losmandy G11 Gemini II

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV 70 ED

Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG

Software: PixInsight  ·  Maxim DL  ·  Adobe Lightroom 3  ·  Stark Labs DSLR Shutter

Filters: IDAS LPS-P2  ·  Baader Planetarium UV/IR-Cut/L 2"

Accessory: Stellarvue SSF6

Dates:Jan. 25, 2014

Frames: 40x1200" (13h 20')

Integration: 13h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 23.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 36.25%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 170472

RA center: 09h54m45s

DEC center: +69°2201

Pixel scale: 1.908 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.569 degrees

Field radius: 1.107 degrees

Resolution: 3597x2121

Locations: Menlo Park, Menlo Park, California, United States


Supernova SN2014J in M82 as seen in the backyard from 4 nights of data collection.

12 hours and 20 minutes of integration from Jan 22-25, 2014. More subs were collected but only the best 80% were used to make the stack. 1200 second subexposures at 100 ISO with the cooled and modifed Pentax K10D camera.

Shot using the Stellarvue SV4 scope with the SSF6 flattener with a stack of the IDAS HEUIB-II and IDAS LPR P2 filters. The stack was to compare the HEUIB's special Ha isolation curves with the light pollution characteristics that the P2 filter provides. In comparison with using the B+W 486 filter, I think latter filter does a better job of limiting the UV frequencies, keeping blue halos from appearing strongly on the full-spectrum camera. The Ha isolation works well and really shows the active regions in M81 well.

Calibrated with Maxim, Stacked in DSS, PP in PixInsight.

Cropped to trim off ragged edges, DBE, Masked stretch script, Histogram stretch, Luminance mask used to run TGVDenoise on the background and Unsharp on the bright parts. Curves used to tweak the final levels of light and saturation.

May have used too heavy of a hand in processing, I'm a little rusty.


Sky plot

Sky plot


SN2014J in M82 , 


            Stephen Migol