M82, aka NGC 3034,
is an unusual galaxy
in Ursa Major, and the
red filaments that
project at right angles
to the galactic plane
suggest tremendous
explosions in the
center of the galaxy
about 1.5 million
years ago
OGS 10" RC @ f/9
SBIG ST10XME
LRGB:
 L= 10 min x 15, 1x1
 R= 10 min x 3, 2x2
 G= 10 min x 3, 2x2
 B= 10 min x 4, 2x2

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CCDsoft, CCDsharp,
and Adobe PS
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                  M82, the Cigar Galaxy
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