Observation by David Dunn: M81 - M82

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David Dunn

Observer

David Dunn

Observed

2017 Feb 24 - 22:40

Uploaded

2017 Feb 26 - 16:45

Objects

M82
M81

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Constellation

Ursa Major

Field centre

RA: 09h56m
Dec: +69°11'
Position angle: -107°30'

Field size

1°33' × 1°33'

Equipment
  • Nikon D7200 + 150mm lens
Exposure

54 x 2.5sec

Location

Normandy

Target name

M_81 and M82

Title

M81 - M82

About this image

Friday was a clear night and I took the opportunity to cross of 5 more messier objects from my list. One of them is shown here.

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Comments
Dr James Dawson
Dr James Dawson, 2017 Feb 26 - 20:14 UTC

is this another from a static tripod?!?! I think this is amazing.

David Dunn
David Dunn, 2017 Feb 27 - 10:00 UTC

Yes. I was pleased with this. The galaxies were quite high in the sky and the seeing was good. I think this technique would be a good way of introducing youngsters to the subject. To get any sort of result, you need to apply all the key good things like a good tripod, good focusing, stacking, basic processing etc.

David

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