19  May  2017
 
   The Cigar Galaxy

    
    



  By   George Chatzifrantzis
  
    Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82) is a starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.
 OTA : Vixen VC200L/ f6.4 reducer & Celestron C8/f6.3 reducer
 Mount : Neq6 pro
 Camera : Atik 460ex & Atik 460exc
 Filters : Baader Ha 7nm - Idas P2 - Astronomik Cls
 Guiding : Asi 120mc/skywatcher 70/500
 Software : phd - dss - pix1.8 - ps
 Exposure:
 Ha : 53 fits 2h42min (Atik 460mono & Visac)
 L : 284fits 6h15min  (Atik 460mono & Visac)
 RGB : 252fits 9h  (Atik 460 color & C8 )
 Total : 590fits - 18hours

     

 

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