M82 in H-alpha

M82 in H-alpha

Messier: 82
NGC: 3034
Right Ascension: 09h 55.8m
Declination: 69 41
Apparent Magnitude: 8.4

Date: December 2008
Equipment:
Telescope: Meade 16" Schmidt Cassegrain with f6.3 reducer
Camera: SBIG ST-10XE
Guiding: Meade 5" refractor/DSI Pro/PHD
Processing Notes: Data acquisition and reduction and alignment with CCDSoft. 18x5 minute exposures, for a total of 1.5 hours. Combined with Sigma Beta, imported to Photoshop and stretched and smoothed like crazy.

Links to images of this object on other sites:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap061120.html
http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/m82.html

Additional Comments: Now that there is better tracking available, I would like to go back and try this again with much longer exposures.

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