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April - May 2012
|Luminance Plus H alpha|
The area around M1/82 is rich in other small
galaxies. M81 itself has a number of star forming
regions. The center of M82 shows a plume that glows brightly
in H alpha. Unfortunately it is dim enough to not register
very well in L in my heavily light polluted skies.
Many small galaxies were detected in the full size frame.
To see these click the image below.
The images were processed with PixInsight. The H alpha
signal was added to linear L data using the Vicent
Peris Method. The L data was then used for the G and B
channels as well as L.