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Contains:  NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194
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M51; Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Steve Cooper
M51; Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 2997x1927

Dates:Sept. 13, 2015

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 11x600" -35C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x600" -35C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum: 15x1200" -35C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x600" -35C bin 1x1

Integration: 10.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.04% job: 1481223

RA center: 202.529 degrees

DEC center: 47.171 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.746 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 82.105 degrees

Field radius: 0.369 degrees


M51; Whirlpool Galaxy

SBIG STXL 6303 camera/ FW8G/ AO-X and AT 16RCT telescope with AP 27 TVPH reducer. Astrodon Gen 2 LRGB filter set. AP 1200 mount.
Exposure times are 15 X 20 min Lum, 12 X 10 min Red, 12 X 10 min Green, and 11 X 10 min Blue. Bin 1X1.
Sensor temp @ -35 deg.
Frames acquired with MaxIm DL 6, calibrated and combined in CCD Stack2. Processed with PixInsight 1.8.
Stardust Ranch



Steve Cooper
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  • M51; Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Steve Cooper
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    M51; Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Steve Cooper

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M51; Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Steve Cooper