Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Cigar Galaxy  ·  M 82  ·  NGC 3034
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M82 Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Mark Wetzel
M82 Cigar Galaxy
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M82 Cigar Galaxy

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M82 Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Mark Wetzel
M82 Cigar Galaxy
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M82 Cigar Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C9.25 Edge HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM-Pro Cool

Mounts: Celestron CGEMⅡ

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron C9.25 Edge HD

Guiding cameras: ZWO 174MM Mini

Software: Celestron CPWI  ·  Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro 3  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PinInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020  ·  PHD 2

Filters: ZWO 36mm 7nm Ha  ·  ZWO 36mm Red  ·  ZWO 36mm Green Filter  ·  ZWO 36mm Blue Filter  ·  ZWO 36mm Luminance Filter

Accessory: Celestron OAG


Dates:Feb. 21, 2020Feb. 22, 2020

Frames:
ZWO 36mm 7nm Ha: 35x240" (2h 20') (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm Blue Filter: 71x120" (2h 22') (gain: 76.00) -10C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm Green Filter: 67x120" (2h 14') (gain: 76.00) -10C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm Luminance Filter: 70x159" (3h 5' 30") (gain: 76.00) -10C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm Red: 70x120" (2h 20') (gain: 76.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 12h 21' 30"

Darks: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 28.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.75%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Temperature: 2.60


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3951686

RA center: 9h 55' 53"

DEC center: +69° 40' 55"

Pixel scale: 0.883 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 183.176 degrees

Field radius: 0.243 degrees


Resolution: 1575x1200

Locations: Coast Range Remote Site, Walton, Oregon, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

This was the first galaxy I imaged with a ZWO ASI1600MM Pro and a filter wheel. The exposures were a bit off and the image needs more Ha and Lum data to bring out more detail.

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