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Image of the day 01/27/2021

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    M82 - Cigar Galaxy, 


            Rochus Hess

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: ASA EQ 1000

    Imaging cameras: FLI Microline 16803

    Mounts: ASA - Astro System Austria equatorial mount

    Software: Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PinInsight 1.8.7 Ripley

    Filters: Baader Planetarium Baader LRGB 50mm

    Dates:March 14, 2020

    Integration: 0.0 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 20.17 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 70.43%

    Astrometry.net job: 4157419

    RA center: 9h 55' 45"

    DEC center: +69° 40' 49"

    Pixel scale: 0.273 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 91.549 degrees

    Field radius: 0.181 degrees

    Resolution: 3665x3047

    Locations: Vega Sternwarte Haus der Natur, Salzburg, Austria


    Messier 82 - The Cigar Galaxy is a starburst galaxy approximately 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.
    In this image you can see very nice the filaments of the red glowing expanding gas in the galaxy.
    Taken with the ASA EQ1000 at the "Vega Sternwarte Haus der Natur Salzburg" (Austria).
    Exposure time: 49 x 7min Luminance, 35 x 20min Ha and 30 x 7 min each RGB (all unbinned)
    Total: 27.8 hours



    Rochus Hess
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    M82 - Cigar Galaxy, 


            Rochus Hess