Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Cigar Galaxy  ·  Cigar galaxy  ·  M 82  ·  M82  ·  NGC 3034
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC 14" TRUSS

Imaging cameras: Atik Cameras 16200 Mono

Mounts: Paramount MX +

Guiding cameras: starlight Xpress lodestar

Software: Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro 3  ·  Pixinsight  ·  PHD2

Filters: Chroma Green 2" Mounted  ·  Chroma Blue 2" Mounted  ·  Chroma Red 2" Mounted

Accessory: SkyShed Roll-off  ·  Moonlite focuser NightCrawler WR25  ·  Atik Cameras EFW3 Filter Wheel  ·  Atik Cameras OAG  ·  Interactive Astronomy SkyRoof  ·  Intel NUC i7  ·  Interactive Astronomy SkyEye  ·  Interactive Astronomy Sky Alert

Dates:Jan. 10, 2021

Chroma Blue 2" Mounted: 18x120" bin 1x1
Chroma Green 2" Mounted: 30x120" bin 1x1
Chroma Ha 3nm 2": 12x300" bin 1x1
Chroma Red 2" Mounted: 29x120" bin 1x1

Integration: 3.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.40%

Astrometry.net job: 4151751

RA center: 9h 55' 50"

DEC center: +69° 41' 10"

Pixel scale: 0.433 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 157.120 degrees

Field radius: 0.239 degrees

Resolution: 2408x3164

Locations: JRO - Home Observatories, Milford, New Jersey, United States

Data source: Backyard


M82, one of the coolest looking galaxies. Taken in Ha, R, G and B. Ha and red combined into a new enhanced red. Made a huge difference compared to just RGB alone.


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