M 82 Cigar ( Irregular) Galaxy

M 82 Cigar  (Irregular) Galaxy

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Object: M 82 Cigar Galaxy Constellation Ursa Major

Distance: 12 Million Light Years

Date(s) Taken: Feb 12 - 23, 2006

Telescope: Orion XT-10

Focal Length: 1254 mm

Camera: ST 2000 XM, Operating at -30 deg C sensor temperature

Resolution: 1.27 Arc-seconds / Pixel

Exposures: 5.5 hours total duration

15 Luminance - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

8 Red - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

6 Green - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

6 Blue - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

 

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