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M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 4290x2856

Dates: Aug. 19, 2012

Frames: 15x180"

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.16%

RA center: 202.349 degrees

DEC center: 47.350 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.512 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.025 degrees

Field radius: 1.798 degrees


My second attempt at M51

15x180s Lights
15x180s Darks
15x1/4000s Bias
Artificial Flat applied in PhotoShop


License: None (All rights reserved) Nov. 2, 2013

Sky plot

Sky plot


M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy, SmokinTuna