M82 - Irregular Galaxy in Ursa Major

Telescope: C11 @f/6.5
Camera: ST-9XEI w/ CFW-8 equipped with Goldman filters
Mount: Losmandy G11 w/ Gemini
Exposures: L: 45 min. R:20 min. G: 20 min. B: 20 min.

Images was focused, acquired, reduced, and combined using CCDSoft. The Luminance and RGB images were combined in Photoshop CS where the final image was adjusted (Cropping, Curves, Levels) . Grain Surgery was applied to reduce grain.

Shot from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota. Temp: 48 F

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