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Taken 9-Jan-10
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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory:Night Sky
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Cigar Galaxy, M82, Messier 82
Photo Info

Dimensions3600 x 2400
Original file size5.63 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken9-Jan-10 23:16
Messier 82 The Cigar Galaxy

Messier 82 The Cigar Galaxy

About this Object:
Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82) is the prototype nearby starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. The starburst galaxy is five times as bright as the whole Milky Way and one hundred times as bright as our galaxy's center.

About this Photo:
Date(s): January 9, 2010
Location: From my driveway in Georgetown, Texas
Telescope: Celestron C9.25 @ F6.3
Mount: HEQ-5
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider / Taurus Tracker III
Camera: Canon 40D Modified
Exposure: 53 x 180s ISO1600 (2 Hours 42 Minutes total)
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
Processing: ImagesPlus 3.75 – Darks,Flats,Bias
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Gradient Exterminator; Noise Ninja; Noel Carboni's Tools;
Temperature(s): 25º F