Deep Sky Photography with digital cameras

CCD Astrophotography by Jürgen Stein

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M82

M82

Image orientation: North is in the top right corner.

Exposure Data:

Date: 2.5.2006
Telescope: Vixen VC200L @ f/6.4 on G11 mount.
Camera: SBIG ST 2000 @ -15°C.
Exposure: LRGB with L = L + Hα, R = R + Hα - L 22x300s (1x1 binned), RGB each 5x300s (2x2 binned), Hα 18x300s (2x2 binned). Total exposure time 4h35m.
Location: Rhein-Main area, Germany.
Processing: MaximDL, Photoshop
Publication: A previous version of this image was published in interstellarum 56 (3/2008)