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Object: Bode's Nebula, M81 and M82 (the Cigar galaxy) at the top  left
Date: January 11, 2003
Equipment: WO FLT110 at F/4.9 with AP 0.75x reducer, HX916 CCD, G11 mount, ST-4
Exposure: LRGB 60:30:30:30 minutes, all binned 1x1
Processing: Photoshop and flat-frame processing applied
Comments: A bit of a gradient was present due to the half moon illuminating the sky.

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