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M82 / Cigar Galaxy

Classification: Spiral Galaxy M82 / NGC3034
Constellation: Ursa Major (UMA)
Object Location: Ra 09h 57m 07s Dec +69° 36’19° (current)
Size & Distance: 11.2 x 4.3 Apx 12 Million light-years.

Date & Location: 05-06-2008 Joshua Tree National Park.
Exposure: HaRGB Ha=7 @ 15min (bin 2x2) RGB= 3ea @ 5min (bin 2x2)
Optics: Telescope Engineering Company APO140ED @ f/7 F/L 980mm.
Mount: Astro-Physics 900 GTO / ATS 10x36 Pier
Camera: SBIG-ST10XME @-15c
Filters: Astrodon G2 LRGB, Ha 6nm
Software: MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS.

Notes: Sky conditions: Good seeing, no winds, 50°
Image Field of view cropped is 38.5 x 29.3 arcmin.