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M81 / M82, 


M81 / M82
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M81 / M82

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion UK 10" f/4.8

Imaging cameras: Canon 6D Modified Canon 6Da

Mounts: Losmandy G9

Focal reducers: Baader Planetarium MPCC coma corrector

Software: Pleiades Pixinsight 1.8.6 Ripley

Accessory: Lacerta MGEN 2 at 8x50 finder

Dates:March 18, 2020

Frames: 70x480"

Integration: 9.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.14%

Astrometry.net job: 3402840

RA center: 9h 55' 43"

DEC center: +69° 9' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.124 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 122.589 degrees

Field radius: 0.868 degrees

Resolution: 4818x2772

Locations: Garten, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Data source: Traveller


The night was windy and the 10" Newton on the Losmany G-9 is a bit of overload. I had to throw away some subs due to distrorted of shifted stars


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M81 / M82,