Quote:Here are my sketches from March 1st. Both sketches were through the 10" from a site on the Orange/Red zone border.I've always viewed M82 at low power with M81 in the FOV, but seeing Howard's spectacular sketch of M82 through a large scope prompted me to try throwing some magnification at the galaxy. At x280 M82 took on a highly lumpy appearance, I think this is what people call "mottling."
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
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