Astrophotography of Galaxies

M81 and M82 using IDAS LPS-V3 nebula filter

M81 and M82

Date: March 6, 2008

Telescope: Celestron 8 XLT f/2 on CGE mount

Camera: Starlight Xpress SXV-H9C

Exposure: 11 5-min subframes (55 min total) guided with Meade DSI pro and piggybacked Meade DSX-90 at f/13.8 using PHD Guiding.

Comments: HyperStar 3 lens, IDAS LPS-V3 nebula filter

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