M81, M82 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major
with NGC3077

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M81 (NGC3031), M82 (NGC3034), NGC3077
Constellation: Ursa Major
Type: Galaxies
Position: M81 - RA09h55.6m  DEC+69.04
M82 - RA09h55.8m  DEC+69.41
Magnitude: M81 - 6.8
M82 - 8.4
NGC3077 - 10.0
Exposure: Taken 6-5-08 at the Texas Star Party
21 X 300s
Processing: Raw images converted to 16bit TIFs, dark subtracted and stacked (min/max exluded average) in ImagesPlus.
Levels and curves adjusted in Photoshop.  Noise reduction in Noise Ninja
Equipment: Orion 80ED  f/7.5 refractor at prime focus
Hutech Modified Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount
SBIG ST-4 autoguider
Celestron Guidescope
Notes: The small galaxy in the upper left corner is NGC3077.
Compare this image with my older film version.

Locator Chart

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