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Michael Terhune
Lunenburg MA, USA
11:00 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon camera at 480mm on star tracker.

Post-processing Details:

Took 35, 2 min subs stacked in deep sky stacker along with dark flat and bias frames and processed in photoshop.

Image Details:

This image contains the Bode and Cigar Galaxies also called M81 and M82 . These galaxies lie about 12 million light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major. M82 is a starburst galaxy and the closest of its kind to earth. And M81 has a dimeter of 90,000 light years and has been studied extensively by professional astronomer. A great target(s) for galaxy season!