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Contains:  Bode's nebulae, M 81, M 82, NGC 3031, NGC 3034
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M81 M82, 


            Doug MacDonald
M81 M82
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M81 M82

Technical card

Dates:March 2, 2019

Frames: 55x60" bin 0x0

Integration: 0.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.81%

Basic astrometry details job: 3206032

RA center: 9h 55' 8"

DEC center: +69° 18' 36"

Pixel scale: 0.730 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 257.778 degrees

Field radius: 0.643 degrees

Resolution: 5343x3411

Data source: Backyard


A quick look at this lovely galaxy pair in Ursa Major. Just over 2 hours of data. I was hoping to show the asymmetrical nature of M81, where the spiral arms are "swept up" out of the plane of the spiral.



Doug MacDonald
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M81 M82, 


            Doug MacDonald