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Contains:  Bode's galaxy, Bode's nebulae, Cigar galaxy, M 81, M 82, M81, M82, NGC 3031, NGC 3034
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M81 and M82, 



    
        

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M81 and M82

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Imaging telescope or lens:SkyWatcher 200/1000 BLACK DIAMOND

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI 294MC Pro (cooled)

Mount:HEQ5 Pro

Guiding telescope or lens:SkyWatcher Refractor 70/500

Guiding camera:ASI120MC-S

Software:Pixinsight

Accessory:Baader MPCC mark III


Dates:Feb. 8, 2020

Frames: 58x60"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.06%


Astrometry.net job: 3236732

RA center: 9h 55' 52"

DEC center: +69° 19' 5"

Pixel scale: 0.946 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -105.249 degrees

Field radius: 0.608 degrees


Resolution: 3791x2649

Data source: Backyard

Description

Everything went bad with this attempt :)
Moon at 99%, light pollution, no filters and bad quality as I realized my acquisition software was using default settings for the ASI294MC Pro, which produced 8-bit images.
Nevertheless I used this as an exercise to document my pixinsight typical workflow

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M81 and M82, 



    
        

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