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Contains:  Bode's Galaxy, Cigar Galaxy, M 81, M 82, NGC 3031, NGC 3034
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M81, M82 two panel mosaic

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Celestron Edge 11HD

Imaging cameras:Zwo Asi 6200 mm proZWO ASI 1600MM-Pro

Mounts:Skywatcher EQ-6R pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Williams Optics Megrez90

Guiding cameras:zwo ASI 120mc

Focal reducers:Celestron .7x Focal Reducer, for 11 HDOptec Lepus 0.62

Software:PixInsightAdobe PS CS2Deepsky stacker

Filters:Baader Filterset 2"

Basic astrometry details job: 3501915

RA center: 9h 55' 48"

DEC center: +69° 21' 3"

Pixel scale: 0.822 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.195 degrees

Field radius: 0.639 degrees

Resolution: 4956x2599

Locations: Backyard, Eschborn, Hessen, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Combined every data I captured over one year of these two stunning galaxies to a two panel mosaic. IFN is not possible from my observing place, so I concentrated on resolution and natural appearance...hope you like it.

Total exposure time is about 34 h



Christoph Lichtblau

Sky plot

Sky plot


M81, M82 two panel mosaic, 


            Christoph Lichtblau

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