A Starburst Galaxy and the Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN)

Photographer
Steve Pastor
Email
astro3d@pvtnetworks.net
Location of photo
Mayhill, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo
Nights of 15, 24, 28 March 2015; 12, 13 Jan 2016; 8, 9 Feb 2016
Equipment
Takahashi CCA-250 f/5 astrograph; Paramount ME, QSI683wsg, Astrodon Gen2 filters
Description
This HaLRGB image portrays the turbulent starburst galaxy Messier 82 in Ursa Major with its filamentary outflows of ionized hydrogen. This emission is suggested to be due to stellar winds caused by massive energetic young stars (as well as supernovae resulting from their death) being born at a high rate within the galaxy. Total of 18 hrs exposure.
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