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M81 M82 and IFN by ZeSly M81 M82 and IFN by ZeSly
M81 and M82 are two famous galaxies that lies in the Ursa Major. A target of choice for beginners in astronomy. You should already know them, there are already in my gallery. In the lower left of the image you can also see NGC3077, a smaller galaxy.

The goal of this acquisition was the faint dust that lies mostly in right half of the image. This a very faint reflective nebula that actually lies in a large part of the sky, from the north celestial pole to Ursa Major, the integrated flux nebula (IFN) A somewhat difficult target for a DSLR and this is my second attempt at capturing it.

50 exposures of 7 minutes.
Camera : Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
Telescope : Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor.
Mount : Takahashi EM-200 USD3.
Guiding : Orion Starshoot Autoguider on a William Optic Zenithstar 66SD refractor.
Outside temperature : 2C
Sensor temperature : 11C
Humidity : 80-90%
Software : auto-guiding and acquisition with MaximDL, processing with Iris.
Location : L'Epine, France
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This is by far the BEST image I have seen of this area of space! I did not even know the IFN existed! The depth and detail of this image is like nothing I have ever seen. The contrast between the galaxies and the nebulosity adds a certain 3d quality to the image. The detail in the nebula is fantastic. The interaction between the galaxies and the nebula REALLY makes this image pop. The fact that this was done with a DSLR gives me hope that I can one day take images of this quality! Very well done and look forward to seeing more images!
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josharts529 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
dang i tryed to find those with my 70mm refractor but couldn't find em eh oh well
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not sure you can find them with only 70mm. I should be hard.
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ryogalovesukyo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
nice telescope
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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:iconryogalovesukyo:
ryogalovesukyo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
you are very welcome =)
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RayM0506 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I did not even know the IFN was there! This is a FANTASTIC image! Very VERY well done!
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ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
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So unique!!!!

Amazing capture! :clap:
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks !! :D
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
anytime!! :D:D:D
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