M82 Ursa Major A

M82 Ursa Major A

19 Feb 2010
Object name: M82 Ursa Major A
Apparent RA: 09 55 54.0  Apparent Dec: +69 40 59
Constellation: Ursa Major

A hydrogen alpha view of this familar cigar shaped galaxy shows the starburst core bright in hydrogen alpha. Vastly more exposure is required to do this object justice in Ha, but interesting nevertheless.

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Captured in ArtemisCapture, calibrated in ImagetoolsCa, combined in maxim, thuggery in photoshop

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider and my black and white SC1 webcam.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Astrodon 6nm Ha MPCC 5x600s on 200mm @ F5 with ART285

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK