Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Cigar Galaxy  ·  M 82  ·  NGC 3034
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Cigar Galaxy (Messier 82, new version), 


            Henning Schmidt
Cigar Galaxy (Messier 82, new version)
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Cigar Galaxy (Messier 82, new version)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C14

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY 183M  ·  QHYCCD QHY 183C

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ8 Pro

Focal reducers: ASA 0,77 SC Reducer

Software: Adobe PS CS2  ·  PixInsight

Filters: UV/IR Baader  ·  Hutech IDAS 1.25" LPS P2

Accessory: Lacerta Mgen

Dates:April 18, 2020April 19, 2020

RGB: 31x180" (gain: 20.00) -35C
UV/IR Baader: 55x180" (gain: 20.00) -35C

Integration: 4.3 hours

Darks: ~100

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 25.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.71%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4118354

RA center: 9h 55' 51"

DEC center: +69° 40' 40"

Pixel scale: 0.493 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.958 degrees

Field radius: 0.121 degrees

Resolution: 1486x966

Locations: Home observatory, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Cigar Galaxy (Messier 82) with C14 - LRGB-Composite with Luminance (QHY 183M, 55x180sec, -35°C, Baader UV/IR Cut) on 19.04.2020 und RGB (QHY 183C, 31x180 sec, -35°C) from 18.04.2020; Gain 20, Offset 30; objective: Celestron SC C14 (old US), new version.



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Cigar Galaxy (Messier 82, new version), 


            Henning Schmidt