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Location of Photo:

Flagstaff, Arizona

Date/Time of photo:

February 11 - April 30 2024


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This is my longest project so far in 20 years of astrophotography, totaling 105 hours over a 3 months of imaging. I can provide the full resolution for print if accepted. Galaxies Messier 81 and Messier 82 can be seen along with the faint tendrils of the IFN in Ursa Major. M81 and M82 are located about 12 million light years away. The IFN is much closer and associated with our own galaxy, the Milky Way and is comprised of extremely faint gas and dust that is illuminated by the combined flux of light of stars in our own galaxy. OTA: William Optics Redcat 71 WIFD Mount: ZWO AM5 Camera: ZWO ASI6200MM Pro (full frame) Gain: 100 Cooling Temperature: -10 degrees celsius 105 hours total acquisition time