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Messiers 81 and 82


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About this observation
Alun Halsey
Time of observation
06/11/2016 - 04:13
Widefield M81 and M82
Observing location
Berkshire UK
Esprit 150 ED Apo Triplet (f7)
1000D dslr with IR filter removed
2" UHC filter
EQ6 Pro mount
60mm refractor,QHY5L-II and PHD2
15 minutes at ISO1600
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Captured 3 subframes at 15 minutes apiece,stacked and dark frame calibrated in Deepskystacker. Processing in Photoshop,on trying to bring out detail in M81 I was blowing out the smaller galaxy M82,so using Lasso tool to select it allowing me to bring the brightness levels down.

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