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NGC 3031; NGC 3034; M81; M82; Bode's Galaxy; Cigar Galaxy

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NGC 3031

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Object(s): M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, spiral galaxy; M82, NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy, starburst galaxy
Telescope: Explore Scientific ED 102mm APO f/6.9
Camera: Atik 383L+
Mount: Meade LX200GPS w/ Superwedge, permanent pier
Focus: GoldFocus Mask and Analysis Software v3.0
Autoguide: GoldGuide v2.0 w/ Meade 12" LX200GPS f/3.7, Meade DSI Pro II
Exposure: L:R:G:B:H-a = 180:90:90:90:180 min.; 5 min. subframes; total 10.5 hours
Process: standard LRGB w/ H-a overlay in red; proprietary software, FITS Liberator 3, AIP4Win v2.4, Photoshop CS4
FOV: 85' x 63'
Date(s): 04-09 Feb 2012
Credit: Copyright © 2012 Jeff Winter, click for Inquiries