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M81 and M82

M81 and M82 can be found near the Big Dipper. They are around 12 million light years away.

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Last Updated: 20-Feb-2014

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Equipment

76mm TeleVue refractor (operating at f/5 with a 0.8x TeleVue field flattener) 

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

RGB color production was used to create this image.

Red = 40 minutes binned 1x1

Green = 40 minutes binned 1x1

Blue = 40 minutes binned 1x1

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