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Object: M82, The Cigar Galaxy
Date: February 5, 2005
Equipment: Meade 10" SCT at F/11, ST10xme, G11/Gemini, Astronomik RGB filters + Clear
Exposure: CRGB 300:40:40:40 minutes (C=clear exposure without a filter)
Processing: Master darks, flats
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Taken over 2 nights. First night was good seeing, averaging at 2.3" FWHM, second night seeing was much worse at 3.8" FWHM. Both nights were pretty bright due to light reflected of of fresh snow on the ground.

Copyright 2005 Paul Kanevsky