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Cigar Galaxy
M82 | Messier 82 | NGC 3034
This very active starburst galaxy is about 5 times brighter than the entire Milky Way galaxy. It is about 37,000 light years across.

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All Images of Cigar Galaxy
9 Feb 2016

15 Mar 2010

Night of:Monday March 15, 2010
Local Time:10:30 PM | Feb 9, 2016
RA:09h 55m 52s
Declination:+69d 41'
Distance:12 million light years
Magnitude:+8.4 mV
Size:11' x 4'
Camera Settings:
Camera:Celestron NightScape
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:712 x 587 pixels (0.4 MP)
17.2' x 14.2'
Exposure:30 sec
Stacked Frames:42
Post Processing:processed with flats
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