M82 – The Cigar Galaxy

M82 - The Cigar Galaxy

I return to the Cigar Galaxy often… an edge on galaxy that shines brightly just off the Big Dipper in the northern sky. With blues forming a background of intricate red flares, it’s one of the more unique galaxies to photograph.

Star map from Astrobin
  • Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron SCT 8”
  • Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO
  • Mounts: Celestron AVX 
  • Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope
  • Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider 
  • Focal reducers: Celestron Reducer, 0.63x 

  • Dates:Nov. 9, 2020
  • Frames: 34×240″
  • Integration: 2.3 hours
  • Avg. Moon age: 23.11 days
  • Avg. Moon phase: 39.87%

Full capture details on Astrobin.

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