M82 (NGC 3034) is a spiral galaxy found in Ursa Major (Great Bear). It shines at magnitude 9.2, and is 11.3' x 4.3' in size. It is 12 million light years away.
This shot was taken at f/6.3 with the 12" LX200, AO7, and ST-8E CCD from my home dome in Monmouth Oregon on May 11, 2002.
|Luminance||60 min||12 x 5 min||1x1|
|Red||15 min||3 x 5 min||2x2|
|Green||15 min||3 x 5 min||2x2|
|Blue||30 min||6 x 5 min||2x2|
A little DDP and unsharp mask was applied. Also some blooms were removed.