15  February  2018 


By  Bernard  Miller
www.azstarman.net/CDK/M82.htm )
This is an image of M82 I just finished. This 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 (the red jets of gas emitting from the center) is thought to be the result of an interaction with neighboring M81.

January 21 - February 22, 2017       

Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM         
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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