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

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M82 the Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Scott
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M82 the Cigar Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 XLT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 XLT

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290 Mini

Focal reducers: Starizona SCT Corrector III - 0.63X

Software: Adobe Phosotshop CC  ·  Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro 3  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Processor APP

Filters: ZWO 31mm Lumance ZWO Lum  ·  ZWO 31mm Green Zwo Green  ·  ZWO 31mm Ha 7nm ZWO Ha  ·  ZWO 31mm Blue Zwo Blue  ·  ZWO 31mm Red ZWO Red 31mm

Accessory: Celestron OAG  ·  ZWO EFW 5x31


Dates:Feb. 8, 2021

Frames:
ZWO 31mm Ha 7nm ZWO Ha: 120x120" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 2x2
ZWO 31mm Lumance ZWO Lum: 210x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 2x2
ZWO 31mm Red ZWO Red 31mm: 35x120" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 2x2
ZWO 31mm Blue Zwo Blue: 35x120" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 2x2
ZWO 31mm Green Zwo Green: 35x120" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 2x2

Integration: 11.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~10

Flat darks: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 26.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.37%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4244107

RA center: 9h 55' 47"

DEC center: +69° 40' 40"

Pixel scale: 0.863 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.428 degrees

Field radius: 0.277 degrees


Resolution: 1886x1332

Locations: Garland Mountain, Canton, Georgia, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

M82. This was a fun one to shoot and process. As I started my third year of AP I decided that in order to improve my results I needed to spend more time acquiring data on each target, which for a traveler like me hauling a good sized setup is not easy. The data used here was shot on four trips to different dark sites, but I think the effort was worth it. The deeper stacks are definitely easier to work with and get a clean result. I also experimented with some new to me processing techniques. Thanks for looking.

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M82 the Cigar Galaxy, 



    
        

            Scott