Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4263  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5169  ·  NGC 5173  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  NGC 5198  ·  Whirlpool galaxy
M51 - my pained galaxy, 


M51 - my pained galaxy
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M51 - my pained galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Black Diamond ED80

Imaging cameras: Canon DSLR EOS 1100D

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6 Pro NEQ6 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Tecnosky 60/228 Cercatore 60x228

Guiding cameras: Astrolumina QHY5-II Mono

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer/Corrector for the ED80

Software: PHD Guiding  ·  PixInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS6

Filters: Hutech IDAS 2" LPS D1  ·  Baader IR EOS

Dates:May 25, 2014

Frames: 24x900" (6h)

Integration: 6h

Avg. Moon age: 26.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.45%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 306814

RA center: 13h30m03s.1

DEC center: +47°0852

Pixel scale: 2.569 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 174.020 degrees

Field radius: 0.826 degrees

Resolution: 620x967

Locations: Osservatorio Monte Malbe, Perugia, Perugia, Italy


I took these shots over three nights in one month due to critical equipment defects but now it seems to be ok, I want to set aside galaxies in order to make place for wonderful summer nebulas!


Sky plot

Sky plot


M51 - my pained galaxy,