M82 Galaxy

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Jaspal Chadha

London

Date between 19th,20th and 21st Jan 17
Telescope: Tak 130 (with reducer )
Ioptron CEM60 mount
QSI 690 CCD
L 20 x 600s
R 9 x 600s
G 9 x 600s
B 9 x 600s
Ha 4 x 600s

This is the Cigar Galaxy, otherwise known as NGC 3034 or M82. This galaxy is ‘nearby†it’s at a neighbourly distance of 12-million light-years, in the constellation of Ursa Major. The galaxy itself is classified as a starburst galaxy. As a whole, M82 is 5 times brighter than the Milky Way. Up until recently, M82 was thought to be an irregular galaxy, but astronomers have since discovered two spiral arms.

2017-01-19T00:00:00

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