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Photographer:

Steve Pastor

Email:

astro3d@pvtnetworks.net

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

Equipment:

Takahashi CCA-250 f/5 astrograph; Paramount ME, QSI683wsg, Astrodon Gen2 filters

Description:

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.

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