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'Come on here, dear boy, have a cigar...' a Cigar Galaxy, that is. M82 is in close proximity to M81 (Bode's Galaxy) and it's believed that gravitational interactions between the two created what is known as a 'starburst' that can be easily seen in the middle.
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Telescope:   Celestron EdgeHD 9.25
Length:   1645mm
Aperture:   235mm
F-stop:   f/7.0
Sessions:   1
Captured:   2022-07-19 to 2022-07-19
Lights:   23
Exposure:   180
Total exposure:   1 h
Ra:   9h 55m 6.2s
Dec:   +69° 44' 0.178
Size:   29.58 x 22.239 arcmin
Radius:   0.308 deg
Scale:   0.57 arcsec/pixel