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Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope 8 edge hd, Canon 80d mod.
160 Lf and 20 dark frames stacked in DSS and further enhanced in GIMP.
Messier 82 (M82), also known as the Cigar Galaxy, is an edge-on starburst galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy lies at a distance of 11.4 to 12.4 million light years from Earth.