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M-82 in Ursa Major
Extreme stretch

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This is an extreme stretch of unprocessed combined Clear, Red and Blue (used with Luminance) data. Note the high latitude cirrus clouds located in our own Milky Way galaxy faintly visible on the left hand side and the upper right. This cirrus is also known as the Integrated Flux.

This Flux feebly shines by emitting a faint red light and by reflection of the collected light from stars within our galaxy.


January 24- March 2, 2006

RCOS 20- inch, SBIG STL-11000

390 minutes Luminance, 165 minutes Red, 99 minutes Green and 198 minutes Blue (All 1X1)