Glenn's Astrophotography




This is a more detailed image of the "irregular" galaxy M82. (See Image of M81 and M82) for further descrpition. M82 is located in the constellation of Ursa Major and lie at a distance of approximately 12 million light years from Earth.

Image capture and processing information:

Date/Location: April 28, 2006, Lake Sonoma, Sonoma County, California
Instrument: Meade DSI II Pro through a Celestron CM-1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector using a Meade .33 focal reducer
Focal Ratio: f3.3
Guiding: Autoguided through a modified Orion ED100 refractor using a Pillips Vesta-Pro webcam (SC-Modified) with Guidedog software
Conditions: Visually clear
Weather: 53 F, Clear
Exposure: 10 minutes Luminance (20 x 30 seconds) and 5 minutes (10 x 30 seconds) on each color channel
Processing: Focused and captured with Meade Autostar Envisage. Image processed using Meade Autostar Image Processing and Microsoft Photo Editor