M 82 Irregular Galaxy (Cigar Galaxy)

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Object: M 82 Irregular Galaxy (Cigar Galaxy) Constellation Ursa Major

Distance: 12 Million light years

Date(s) Taken: May 24 - June 27 2009

Telescope: Orion XT - 12 and Televue Paracorr

Focal Length: 1720 mm

Camera: ST 2000 XM operating at -25 deg C sensor temperature, Water Cooling

Resolution: 0.89 Arc-seconds / Pixel

Exposures: 22.5 hours total duration

22 Luminance - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

20 Hydrogen Alpha (6nm bandpass) - 30 Minute Images binned 1x1

21 Red - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

12 Green - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

20 Blue - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

Image Utilization - 67%

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