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Cigar Galaxy, Messier 82, NGC 3034

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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. As the closest starburst galaxy to our own, M82 is the prototypical example of this type of galaxy. SN 2014J, a Type Ia supernova, was observed in the galaxy on 21 January 2014,  see 2014 supernova. In 2014, in studying M82, scientists discovered the brightest pulsar yet known, designated M82 X-2.

Imaging cameras: Canon Hutech Modified 6D
Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 1600
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2
Software: PixInsight,  Adobe Photoshop CC (64 Bit),  PHD2 Guiding
Accessories: Innovations Foresight On-axis guider XT
Resolution: 4336×2936
Dates: April 15, 2015
Frames: 49×600″
Integration: 8.2 hours
Avg. Moon age: 25.22 days
Avg. Moon phase: 19.64%
RA center: 148.978 degrees
DEC center: 69.682 degrees
Orientation: -136.916 degrees
Field radius: 0.252 degrees
Locations: Hangar Observatory at Bend Airport, Bend, Oregon, None
Author: John Hayes

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Cigar Galaxy

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Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034Cigar 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. As the closest starburst galaxy to our own, M82 is the prototypical example of this type of galaxy. SN 2014J, a Type Ia supernova, was observed in the galaxy on 21 January 2014.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade 10″ LX 200 ACF
Imaging cameras: Moravian G2-8300FW Moravian 8300
Mounts: Gemini g53F Gemini
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade 10″ LX 200 ACF
Guiding cameras: MagZero QHY5L-IIm
Software: PixInsight PinInsight 1.8
Filters: Astronomik LRGB 31 mm
Dates: Feb. 24, 2014
Frames:
Astronomik LRGB 31 mm: 11×900″ -30C bin 1×1
Astronomik LRGB 31 mm: 12×600″ -30C bin 2×2
Integration: 4.8 hours

Author: Marco Bocchini
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 17 Sep 2014

Cigar Galaxy

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M 82 (also known as NGC 3034Cigar Galaxy) is the prototype nearby starburst galaxy about 12 million light-yearsaway in the constellation Ursa Major. The starburst galaxy is 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.

 

SN 2014J, an apparent Type Ia supernova, was observed in the galaxy on 21 January 2014.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Ian King Ikharos 8″ RC
Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX
Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Ian King Ikharos 8″ RC
Guiding cameras: Atik 314L+
Software: PixInsight, Software Bisque CCDSoft 5, Software Bisque TheSkyX, iLanga AstroPlanner, Matt Thomas’s CCDCommander
Filters: Baader H-alpha 7nm 36mm, Baader Luminance 36mm, Baader Red, Green, Blue 36mm
Accessories: Atik EFW2, Innovations Foresight On-axis guider
Dates: Dec. 18, 2013, Dec. 23, 2013
Frames: 
Baader H-alpha 7nm 36mm: 25×900″ bin 2×2
Baader Luminance 36mm: 31×600″ bin 1×1
Baader Red, Green, Blue 36mm: 55×600″ bin 2×2
Integration: 20.6 hours

Author: Colin McGill
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 03 July 2014