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M81 taken by SVX130T Raptor

M81 taken by SVX130T Raptor

12th Mar 2023

Ken Walker took this image of M81 using his SVX130T-R Raptor.It was taken under poor seeing conditions with very little data. 

Ken wrote: "The sky conditions were poor to below average.

The camera was a Starlight Express Trius 814. With only 4 hours of data, I was very pleased with the quality of the SVX 130T-R and surprised that the HII regions of the nebulas in m81 came to the forefront without the use of Ha filter data

The color calibration was done in PixInsight using the Gaia satellite star survey Photometric data which gave a more true star color and perhaps aided in the HA data retrieved with just LRGB filters

Thank you for an outstanding Telescope."