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


M51 -  Whirlpool Galaxy
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: The Liverpool Telescope  ·  Faulkes Telescope North

Imaging cameras: IO:O  ·  Fairchild CCD486 BI

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  Photoshop

Filters: SDSS-R  ·  Bessell-V  ·  Bessell-B  ·  SDSS-I  ·  H-Alpha-6566

Dates:May 8, 2014

Frames: 45x90"

Integration: 1.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.83%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 361176

RA center: 13h 29' 53"

DEC center: +47° 12' 7"

Pixel scale: 0.506 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.880 degrees

Field radius: 0.115 degrees

Resolution: 620x606

Locations: Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain; Haleakalā Observatory, Pukalani, None


Reprocessed M51 with new data

Other version:

Image taken with Faulkes Telescope North operated by Las Cumbres Observatory and the Liverpool Telescope/National Schools Observatory


Sky plot

Sky plot


M51 -  Whirlpool Galaxy,