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M82

M82

Starburst Galaxy

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Subject Names:
M82, NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy

Constellation: Ursa Major

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Date:
February 2015 - LRGB
February 2012 - Ha

Location:
Anza, California

Optics:
Takahashi FS-152. Focal Length 1215mm @ f8

Mount:
AP900GTO

Camera:
QSI 683WSG - Ha
SBIG STF-8300 - LRGB

Filters:
Baader LRGB
Astrodon Ha (5nm)

Guiding:
STi in Off-Axis Guider

Exposure:
L: 30 x 10 minutes, Bin 1
RGB: 20 x 10 minutes each, Bin 2
Ha (5nm): 16 x 30 minutes, Bin 2
Total Exposure = 1380 minutes (23 hours)

Software:
Acquisition: MaxImDL 6, CCD Commander
Processing: PixInsight

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