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M81/M82 Bode’s and Cigar Galaxy

Bodes Galaxy is a very bright and large galaxy accompanied by the small Cigar Galaxy that combined are more luminous than our whole milky way.

Distance to earth: 11’000’000 lightyears
Apparent size: 25/11 arcminutes (0.8/0.4 x the moon)

Imaging time: 13.8 hours

Equipment:
Mount: SW AZEQ6GT
Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: May 2016
Total exposure time: 13.8 hours
Color combination: LRGB

Image data:
68 x 600s LUM
20 x 3 x 300s RGB bin2