M82-The Starburst Galaxy

Posted by talbotj
on Sunday, February 13, 2022
Recent image of M82, also known as the cigar galaxy and the starburst galaxy. Massive star formation near the core of M82 possibly caused by interactions with M81, causes a massive amount of hydrogen gas to be emitted into space seen here as red. There is a bow shock of HII emission well to the north of M82.
This image was started in April 2021 and finished in January 2022. It's comprised of 34.5hrs of data through LRGB and Ha filters using a Stellarvue SVX 152T and ZWO ASI 6200 camera.
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