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M82 - 15.3.2022 at 00.00 - 15.3.2022 at 06.00 Rovaniemi Observation number 105208

Visibility IV / V

Lauri Turunen, Corona Borealis, Rovaniemi

For several years, I have been trying to get the “flames” of the Cigar Galaxy photographed without success, so I decided to point my brand new telescope with the HO filter at the Otava Bucket area. For two consecutive nights (March 14th and March 15th), I collected a total of just over 9 hours (76 x 450s) of exposure, and even though the moon shone quite bright, I finally got to see the flames! The end result is surprisingly accurate, so the air must have been calmer than usual.

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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • M82
  • Constellation
    • Ursa Major
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • 8
  • Darkness
    • Average
  • Seeing
    • Excellent
  • Galaxies
    • Irregular galaxy info

      Irregular galaxy is a stellar system without clear organized structure.

      Irregular galaxy IC 10 in Cassiopeia. Image Rauno Päivinen.

      Large Magellanic Cloud is the third nearest galaxy. Image Toni Veikkolainen.

Technical information

William Optics FLT-132 III + x1.0 flattener


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