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M82 - The Cigar Galaxy

M82 - The Cigar Galaxy

This galaxy, M82 or NGC 3034 is sometimes called the Cigar galaxy and from the look of it something is really smoking, In fact it is a starburst galaxy undergoing intense star formation possibly caused by interaction with neaby M81. The data was taken by Garry Sedun and W John McDonald did the processing. Details - 2019-02-23 to27 20" f/4.6 telescope at the SDG Observatory of Garry Sedun in Arizona. TeleVue 3" Paracorr coma corrector and Moravian G3 16200 camera with off axis ZWO ASI 174 mini guiding camera and Optec Gemini Focusing Rotator. Mount - Paramount ME Exposures - 38 B. 37 G, 37 Ha, 33L and 31 R subs each 300s with darks, bias, and flats for calibration. Processing in Pixinsite and Photoshop.