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M82 with Moon&Sky and L-enhanced filters, 


            David Redwine
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M82 with Moon&Sky and L-enhanced filters

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8" EdgeHD  ·  CELESTRON EdgeHD 800

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MC

Mounts: Celestron AVX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron RACI

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120MM

Focal reducers: Celestron Edge HD 800 f/0.7

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  Celestron CPWI  ·  Adobe Photoshop 2000  ·  PixInsight  ·  APT

Filters: Optolong L-eNhance 1.25"  ·  Baader Moon & Skyglow Filter 1.25"

Dates:April 2, 2020

Baader Moon & Skyglow Filter 1.25": 9x240" (gain: 200.00) bin 1x1
Optolong L-eNhance 1.25": 4x240" (gain: 200.00) bin 1x1
Optolong L-eNhance 1.25": 11x300" (gain: 200.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 1.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.52%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Astrometry.net job: 3378700

RA center: 9h 55' 24"

DEC center: +69° 41' 27"

Pixel scale: 0.534 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -172.646 degrees

Field radius: 0.213 degrees

Resolution: 2239x1791

Locations: Bluff Creek Observatory, Coleman, MI, United States

Data source: Backyard


Messier 82, the Cigar Galaxy: Moon& Sky filter and L-enhanced data were processed seperately, then combined in Photoshop using Soft Light blending at 100% for each layer.

This is "first light" for my Optolong L-enhanced filter



David Redwine
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M82 with Moon&Sky and L-enhanced filters, 


            David Redwine