James Janusz 2000 thru 2015 All Rights Reserved
Telescope: Astro-Physics Ricardi-Honders Astrograph (RHA) Designation: Messier 81 and 82 Messier 81 (also known as NGC 3031 or Bode's Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. It's active galactic nucleus harbors a 70 million sun supermassive black hole) 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.
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Ursa Major
Camera: Apogee U16-M with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander - Maxim
Guiding: Baader Guidescope with Astro-Physics Mount System, SBIG ST-i Guider Type: Galaxies
Exposure Data: LRGB L 9 hours, RGB 4 hours each Position: R.A. 09 hr 56 min , Dec +69 03059'
Processed using PixInsight, PhotoShop CS3 Date: March 2015
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory
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