Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4263  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool galaxy
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Dylan Woodbrey
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Nexstar 6SE

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3

Mounts: Advanced VX

Software: Deep Sky Stacker  ·  Digital Photo Professional  ·  EOS Utility  ·  FastStone Image Viewer 5.1

Accessory: EOS T-Ring  ·  Celestron T-Adapter

Dates:Aug. 1, 2014

Frames: 46x30" ISO1600

Integration: 0.4 hours

Darks: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 5.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.70%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean FWHM: 8.04

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 333769

RA center: 13h 29' 50"

DEC center: +47° 10' 44"

Pixel scale: 0.623 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -4.647 degrees

Field radius: 0.444 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

Locations: Backyard, Magna Utah, Magna, Utah, United States


I had to stop imaging early because the clouds started to come in, so the image could have been better. I am planning to image M51 again and combine both images.


Sky plot

Sky plot


M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Dylan Woodbrey