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M81 and M82 first week of March

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Well its almost Messier Marathon season !

To get into the swing of spring, I got the widefield scope out and pointed at M81 and M82.

24 exposures 5 min each @ ISO 1600 + 12 exposures 2 min each @ ISO 1600 for star colors.
Imaging Scope = Orion ST-80 on the CG-5GT mount
Imaging Cam = Canon 450D xsi
Guide Scope = Celestron C8 xlt
Guide cam = Meade DSI OSC
Guided with PHD
Stacked in DSS
Proccessed with PS CS4, Noels actions, Star Spikes pro

M81, M82 March 3 2011