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M51 - my pained galaxy, 



    
        

            ggkids
M51 - my pained galaxy
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M51 - my pained galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Skywatcher Black Diamond ED80
Imaging Cameras
Canon DSLR EOS 1100D
Mounts
Skywatcher EQ6 Pro NEQ6 Pro
Filters
Hutech IDAS 2" LPS D1 · Baader IR EOS
Accessories
Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer/Corrector for the ED80
Software
PHD Guiding · PixInsight 1.8 · Adobe Photoshop CS6
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Tecnosky 60/228 Cercatore 60x228
Guiding Cameras
Astrolumina QHY5-II Mono

Acquisition details

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

Description

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!

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M51 - my pained galaxy, 



    
        

            ggkids