Updated: 4.18.03

Here's another view of M82, but taken from my light polluted driveway and a 90% full moon! The lane detail is quite extensive and highlights the turbulence in the core from an external disruptive force. This was the first test of a new 80mm f/9 Stellarvue refractor (78L) with JMI focuser with great results. Thanks to Rick Yandrick for advice in pushing the core for contrast and details.

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12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan

Starlight Express

20x4 mins


Stacked and processed in Astroart

guided with a Mintron 12V1 on a piggybacked 80mm Stellarvue f/9 refractor