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M81 and M82

Better composition however the evening was blowy and cloudy which has reduced the sharpness. Also I think the focus was off a bit. Cropped top and bottom.
23x 4 min subs and 4 darks and bias frames, no flats. Artificial gradient removal done by blurring duplicate image layer and subtracting it. Stars were rounded and sharpened using Astro plugins 0.6 from

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Album name:Duncan / Messier Objects
Rating (3 votes):33333
Link-words:Messier / Galaxy
Image date, time and location:Monday 23 March 2009 23:00PM Beckenham
Telescope aperture and focal ratio:Meade LX90 200mm f10 reduced to f6.6
Camera and filters used:Minolta Dynax D7, Orion Skyglow SCT filter, Baader Alan Gee II Telecompressor
Processing applied:Minolta RAW files processed in Deep Sky Stacker and The Gimp
Filesize:1145 KiB
Date added:Mar 25, 2009
Dimensions:1305 x 833 pixels
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