M82. The Cigar Galaxy
Irregular galaxy in Ursa Mayor

The Cigar galaxy is a prototype of irregular galaxy. Its core seems to have dramatically suffered due to a close encounter with m81. It is a strong radio emission source.
Distance to earth: 12,000,000 light years
Visual Magnitude: 8.4
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Messier index. M82

Date and location 1,2-mar-2008. Caraquiz, Madrid
Telescopie 8" Meade LX200R, f=2000mm, on Titan mount. Autoguide with Miniborg50, Luna0.4 and Guidemaster.
Camera Artemis11002. Hutech IDAS LPS filter and RGB Astromnomik filters.
Image processing
L: 27x600s bin 1x1, RGB: 12x180s bin 2x2, stacked with AIP4WIN. Process with Pixinsight

Date and location 1-may-2006. Caraquiz, Madrid
Telescopie 8" Meade LX200GPS, f=2000mm. Autoguide with Megrez II 80ED f=570mm, Toucam SC3 and Guidemaster.
Camera Artemis285. 0,7x focal reducer Hutech IDAS LPS filter.
Image processing
L: 7x600s bin 1x1, RGB: 5x180s bin 2x2, stacked with CADET. Histogram, RGB and noise reduction with PixInsight.  LRGB and final process with Adobe Photoshop.

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