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Photographer:

Nick Pavelchak

Email:

sydney77@verizon.net

Location of Photo:

Altamont, NY

Date/Time of photo:

February 2019

Equipment:

C14 Edge, Ap900, SBIG ST-10XME, Astrodon LRGB and Ha, Optec TCF

Description:

M82 is a prodigious star forming galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. It is about 12 million light-years away. M82 is being physically affected by its larger neighbor, the spiral M81. "Tidal forces caused by gravity have deformed M82, a process that started about 100 million years ago. This interaction has caused star formation to increase tenfold compared to "normal" galaxies." [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_82]

Website:

http://www.astrobin.com/users/sydney/

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