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Bodes & Cigar Galaxies
M81 & M82
Type Galaxy
Constellation Ursa Major
Distance 12,000,000 ly
More Info
Date 22 May 2009 (Spring)
Place Mount Laguna, CA
Exposure Data LRGB 60:18:18:18 mins @ -20C
Lum 12x5, R 6x3, G 6x3, B 6x3 (bin 2x2)
Optics Takahashi FSQ-106N Refractor
Focal Length 530mm @f/5
Mount Astro-Physics 900GTO
Camera SBIG ST-2000XM
Focuser Robo-Focus
Filters CFW10A, Astrodon LRGB
Software CCD Commander, MaxIm DL, CCDStack, Photoshop