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Photographer:

Hunter Wilson/Ted Rafferty

Email:

hwilson429@aol.com

Location of Photo:

Lexington, OH/Baltimore, MD

Date/Time of photo:

October 30, 2008/February 8, 2009

Equipment:

RGB Data: Canon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod Celestron 9.25 reduced 0.63 Mach1GTO Mount Hydrogen Alpha Data: Meade DSI Pro 2 Mono Meade SN8 Reflector Baader 1.25" 7nm H alpha filter Meade LXD75 Mount

Description:

M82 HaRGB - Collaboration of DSLR and CCD imaging. Color from modified 350D and Ha from Meade DSI Pro II bringing out the best in a very active galaxy. The prototypical "starburst galaxy", M82 is very active in star forming, probably due to the energizing influence of a recent close (in galactic terms on both counts - the most recent being 50 to several 100 million years ago) encounter it's neighbor M81. M82 forms stars at the rate of 10 times that of a normal galaxy.

Website:

http://hwilson.zenfolio.com/f129011888

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