Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Bode's Galaxy  ·  Bode's galaxy  ·  Cigar Galaxy  ·  Cigar galaxy  ·  M 81  ·  M 82  ·  M81  ·  M82  ·  NGC 3031  ·  NGC 3034
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M81 and 82 galaxies surrounded by IFN, 



    
        

            Alberto Pisabarro
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M81 and 82 galaxies surrounded by IFN

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC 160FL (OTA #30)

Imaging cameras: SBIG STXL-16200

Mounts: Paramount ME II

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC 160FL (OTA #30)

Guiding cameras: SBIG STXL-16200

Software: CCDWare CCDAutoPilot 5  ·  Software Bisque TheSky X  ·  Pisinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2

Accessory: Starizona Microtouch Autofocuser  ·  Feathertouch Motorized Focuser  ·  SBIG filter wheel STXL-FW8G  ·  Drew buster controler


Dates:Nov. 4, 2019May 19, 2020

Frames:
AstroDon 5nm H-Alpha filter: 28x1800" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 13x900" -20C
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 15x900" -20C
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 60x900" -20C
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 20x900" -20C

Integration: 41.0 hours

Darks: ~60

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 17.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.15%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00


Astrometry.net job: 3675701

RA center: 9h 55' 39"

DEC center: +69° 17' 55"

Pixel scale: 1.070 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 64.618 degrees

Field radius: 0.799 degrees


Resolution: 3452x4122

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

With a little delay here I leave the result of my last visit, to this famous pair of galaxies.
Bode's Galaxy (to the left of the image, also known as the Spiral Galaxy M81) is a spiral galaxy located 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.
The Cigar galaxy (on the right in the image, also known as the M82 Irregular Galaxy) is an irregular galaxy, with a high rate of star formation.
Although we cannot forget IFN the dust structure that surrounds them, since in the present image it is one more protagonist.

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M81 and 82 galaxies surrounded by IFN, 



    
        

            Alberto Pisabarro