22  June  2017

By Bernard Miller
( http://www.azstarman.net )

M82 is a starburst galaxy about 12 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major.
 It is a member of the M81 group and is five times more luminous than the Milky Way galaxy.
 The starburst activity is thought to be the result of an interaction with neighboring M81.
Telescope: Planewave CDK-17         
Camera: Apogee CG16M                 
Mount: Paramount ME                  
Luminance: 27x20 minutes (binned 1x1)
Red: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)      
Green: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)    
Blue: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2) 


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