M82 (Galaxy in Ursa Major)

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Date: Feburary, 2008
Location: Elizabeth, CO. ~6500 ft., Mag 5.5 skies
Telescope: 16" f/4.9 Newtonian, Pegasus Optics primary
Mount: Mathis Intsruments MI-500
Exposure: 312 mins (5.2 hrs) B&W ST-10XME, 60 mins RGB ST-8E
Corrector: 3" Keller/Wynne coma corrector
Seeing: ~1.5" - 2"

Thirty-nine ST-10 8 min subs. Lumicon Ha filter in front of Custom Scientific luminance filter used on each sub. Subs median combined in sets of three in Maxim. 50 iterate PC deconvolution performed on each median. Deconvolved medians averaged in Maxim. DDP/sharpening applied in CCDStack on average

ST-8E color data used for colorizing file. HaRGB assembled in Corel's PhotoPaint 12 using LAB

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