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M82 Spiral-Starburst galaxy in Ursa Major 1'st and 3'rd of March 2013

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Orion Optics VX12 F4 working at F8 with TeleVue 2x Powermate 2 Inch, SBIG ST-4000XCM -25C 4h00min (24x600sec).
Light travel time: 12 mill years.
Processing: CCDSoft, Astroart 5.0.

M82 at Wikipedia

Author e-mail: webweichel(snabel-a)gmail.com

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Log of CCD Inspector:

A number of frames were dropped due to too high background (drifting thin clouds) or too high FWHM most likely due to wind gusts. The vind speeds reported by DMI were in the range from 5-8 m/s.