M 81/82

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015

M 81/82

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. It is about five times more luminous than the whole Milky Way and one hundred times more luminous than our galaxy's center. The starburst activity is thought to be triggered by interaction with neighboring galaxy M81, and M82 is a member of the M81 Group.

Raw images:
Luminace: 1 x 120s Bin:1x1
Seeing: 3"

Equipment used:
ASA N12 Astrograph F/3.6
3" Wynne Reducer Corrector 0.73x
Atik 490 EX camera @-20C
No guiding

Filter:
Baader Luminanc

Location/Date:
Valla Observatory (FROSON, Sweden)
March 27, 2015

Image processing:
Images calibrated and processed in AstroPix
Calibration by applying Flat-Field

Image palette:
Only luminace channel used

 Image information:
Scale: 0.92 arcsec/pix
FOW: 52x42 arcmin

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