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Contains:  Bode's Galaxy, Cigar Galaxy, M 81, M 82, NGC 3031, NGC 3034
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M81 and M82 in Ursa Major, 


            Dick Newell
M81 and M82 in Ursa Major
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M81 and M82 in Ursa Major

Technical card

Dates:March 23, 2020

Frames: 86x180" bin 0x0

Integration: 4.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.72%

Basic astrometry details job: 3400730

RA center: 9h 55' 35"

DEC center: +69° 19' 1"

Pixel scale: 3.267 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 292.584 degrees

Field radius: 0.589 degrees

Resolution: 1080x721

Locations: Home, Mesa, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard


These are two galaxies in the constellation of Ursa Major. The one on the left, is M81, Bode's galaxy. The other one is M82 or the Cigar Galaxy. Both galaxies are about 12 million light years away.



Dick Newell
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M81 and M82 in Ursa Major, 


            Dick Newell