Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Cigar Galaxy  ·  M 82  ·  NGC 3034
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The Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Sendhil Chinnasamy
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The Cigar Galaxy

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The Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Sendhil Chinnasamy
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The Cigar Galaxy

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron EdgeHD 11"
Imaging Cameras
QHYCCD QHY268PH M
Mounts
ASTRO-PHYSICS AP900 CP4
Filters
Chroma 2" Blue · Chroma 2" Red · Chroma 2" Green · Chroma 2" Luminance · Chroma 2" 5nm Ha
Accessories
Moonlite Focusers Litecrawler · QHYCCD QHY CFW3-L · Prima Luce Lab EagleLE
Software
Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron EdgeHD 11"
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY OAG-M · Lodestar X2

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 6, 2022 ·  Jan. 7, 2022 ·  Jan. 12, 2022 ·  Jan. 13, 2022 ·  Jan. 16, 2022 ·  Jan. 22, 2022 ·  Jan. 24, 2022 ·  Jan. 26, 2022
Frames:
Chroma 2" 5nm Ha: 261x300" (21h 45') (gain: 60.00) -5°C bin 1x1
Chroma 2" Blue: 15x300" (1h 15') (gain: 60.00) -5°C bin 1x1
Chroma 2" Green: 15x300" (1h 15') (gain: 60.00) -5°C bin 1x1
Chroma 2" Luminance: 200x180" (10h) (gain: 60.00) -5°C bin 1x1
Chroma 2" Red: 15x300" (1h 15') (gain: 60.00) -5°C bin 1x1
Integration:
35h 30'
Darks:
25
Flats:
25
Bias:
25
Avg. Moon age:
13.32 days
Avg. Moon phase:
60.44%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00

RA center: 09h55m42s.807

DEC center: +69°4036.95

Pixel scale: 0.550 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.066 degrees (flipped)

Field radius: 0.274 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3008x1952

Data source: Backyard

Description

This was on my list of galaxy targets and it is available to shoot almost all night this time. While guiding around  the pole is iffy, I just piled on as much data as I could. I should have tripled the RGB data, but this will do for now. 

Hope you like this result. Clear skies!

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The Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Sendhil Chinnasamy