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Contains:  NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194
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M51 - the Whirlpool, 





    
        

            Gianni Cerrato
M51 - the Whirlpool

M51 - the Whirlpool

Technical card

Resolution: 1600x1136

Dates:March 27, 2017

Frames:
45x150" (gain: 138.00) -20C bin 1x1
30x90" (gain: 138.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.52%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Temperature: 4.00

Astrometry.net job: 1517293

RA center: 202.476 degrees

DEC center: 47.256 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.005 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 11.319 degrees

Field radius: 0.274 degrees

Description

M51 and the first light of my new camera :) Despite the purchase, not recommended by many for this type of shooting (long focal length), I did not put off, I was and am convinced it was the right choice (my wallet less)

I am aware that it is not perfect, but after three months of abstinence, with the new camera and bad weather ... . This is the first image, a little bit cropped and not very well framed, but
we are proud of! :)

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Gianni Cerrato
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the setup , before shooting camilla and valentina poser :)

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Drizzle 2x version :)

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M51 - the Whirlpool, 





    
        

            Gianni Cerrato