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Technical card

Resolution: 3288x2399

Integration: 0.0 hours job: 616614

RA center: 202.484 degrees

DEC center: 47.211 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.392 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 98.204 degrees

Field radius: 0.222 degrees


The raw files for this image were kindly shared by the user Marco Bocchini (cicciobocc), in his Public Data Pool.

Bocchini's setup:

Meade acf10" f/10 Moravian G2 8300
Astronomik B 31 mm: 9x900" -30C bin 1x1
Astronomik G 31 mm: 9x900" -30C bin 1x1
Astronomik L 31 mm: 8x1200" -30C bin 1x1
Astronomik R 31 mm: 9x900" -30C bin 1x1

Thanks for this great shearing, Marco. It was a grate excercise! Best regards.

For processing this image I used a lot of Pixinsight. Finalized it in Photoshop CS5.

-Carlos Fairbairn



Carlos Fairbairn

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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, Carlos Fairbairn