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M 81-82

M 81-82

Drawing data

M 81 UMa GX
M 82 UMa GX
NGC 3077 UMa GX
NGC 2976 UMa GX
Date(s) of observation:
2003.05.01/02. Ágasvár
2005.01.07/08. Ágasvár
2010.05.07/08. Kerepes
2011.03.24/25. Kerepes
Place(s) of observation:
Ágasvár, Kerepes
Telescope(s) used:
4" f/4 Newtonian (Dobson)
Enlargement(s) used:
16x (25mm Plössl)
Field size:
Author / Observer:
Peter Kiss


M 81-82 inverted drawing
M 81-82 inverted drawing

It took almost 8 years to finish this poor drawing. There cannot be seen too much with such a small telescope and small enlargement. M 81 has a bright core and two stars can be seen superimposed on its fairly detailless surface. The inner parts of M 82 are clearly inhomogenious. NGC 3077 is a tiny faint detailless spot. NGC 2976 is faint as well and very diffuse. It's a coreless galaxy in the middle of an empty section in the field. And still if you look at it as a whole, this field well deserves the attention.

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