The Cigar Galaxy + Francesco Radici, Mirko Tondinelli + L-Pro, L-Ultimate

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The Cigar Galaxy + Francesco Radici, Mirko Tondinelli + L-Pro, L-Ultimate

 

Credit:Francesco Radici

Processing done by Mirko Tondinelli

The Cigar Galaxy (also known as M 82 or NGC 3034) is an active galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major; it is located about 12 million light years away and is associated with the larger and more famous M81. This is a great example of a starburst galaxy.  Crop on yesterday's image,...I gave some clarity and texture with Camera RAW to give more sharpness....  

Technical data: 
204*180s G1600 T-20 
34*120s G1600 T-20
79*900s G1600 T-20 
Equipment:Skywatcher 254 F5 @1033mm (F4)
Skywatcer 0.87x Coma Corrector
QHYCCD QHY294c 
L-Pro Optolong 
Optolong L-Ultimate
ZWO OAG + ASI290mm Mini Ioptron CEM70 
Software: N.I.N.A. + PHD2

Shots by Francesco Roots
Processing by Mirko Tondinelli