Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Bode's Galaxy  ·  Cigar Galaxy  ·  M 81  ·  M 82  ·  NGC 3031  ·  NGC 3034
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M81 and M82

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M81 and M82

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
SkyWatcher Evostar 80ED
Imaging Cameras
Nikon D5000
Mounts
SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro
Accessories
SkyWatcher Reducer Corrector-0.85
Software
Lightroom · Deepskystacker 4.2.5

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 4, 2021
Frames:
50x90" (1h 15')
Integration:
1h 15'
Avg. Moon age:
20.45 days
Avg. Moon phase:
67.63%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4418290

RA center: 09h55m57s.6

DEC center: +69°1800

Pixel scale: 5.183 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.291 degrees

Field radius: 1.206 degrees

Resolution: 1387x940

Locations: Backyard, Raleigh, NC, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

ISO 1250

Darks: 15

Flats: 35

Comments

Revisions

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    Original
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    B

B

Description: I’m constantly learning more about Photoshop and image processing, so decided to have a go at these galaxies again. I think the overall background color looks more natural in this version.
Can't do much about the bad tracking, though :).

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