M82, The Cigar Galaxy is a very bright galaxy in Ursa Mayor.
It is a very easy target even from a light polluted sky.
Its central part shows a very strong Hα emission makeing it the perfect target for narrow band filter photograpy.
This is an Hα enhanced picture of this beautyful object taken from Castenedolo, a town near Brescia in northern Italy
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Messier 82 (M82), The cigar galaxy
|Date and location||Castenedolo April 20, 22, 23 2014|
|Telescope||Celestron C 9.25|
|Mount||10Micron GM1000 HPS|
Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm: 53x600" Binning 2
Astrodon R filter: 19x300" Binning 2 With Celestron F6.3 Focal Reducer
Astrodon G filter: 24x300" Binning 2 With Celestron F6.3 Focal Reducer
Astrodon B filter: 19x300" Binning 2 With Celestron F6.3 Focal Reducer
Total Exposure 14 hours
|Author||Edoardo Luca Radice|
Wihout autoguide thanks to the HPS system
Processing PixInsight 1.8