Location of Photo:
Mayhill, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo:
Nights of 15, 24, 28 March 2015; 12, 13 Jan 2016; 8, 9 Feb 2016
Takahashi CCA-250 f/5 astrograph; Paramount ME, QSI683wsg, Astrodon Gen2 filters
This HaLRGB image portrays the turbulent starburst galaxy Messier 82 in Ursa Major with its filamentary outflows of ionized hydrogen. This emission is suggested to be due to stellar winds caused by massive energetic young stars (as well as supernovae resulting from their death) being born at a high rate within the galaxy. Total of 18 hrs exposure.