Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4263  ·  IC 4277  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy), 



    
        

            Steve Bell
M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)
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M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)

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M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy), 



    
        

            Steve Bell
M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)
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M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion 8 inch F3.9 Newtonian 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph

Imaging cameras: Canon 80D

Mounts: Orion Sirius EQ-G GEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope Guide Scope

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInisight  ·  AstroPhotography Tool  ·  DeepSkyStacker (DSS) 4.1.1 64bit

Filters: Astronomik CLS Clip


Dates:May 6, 2019

Frames: 60x120"

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.68%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3545690

RA center: 13h 29' 56"

DEC center: +47° 12' 14"

Pixel scale: 0.959 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.017 degrees

Field radius: 0.454 degrees


Resolution: 2709x2070

Locations: Home Observatory, Bradley, ILLINOIS, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Redo of some data from a year ago, this time mostly done with PixInsight.

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M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy), 



    
        

            Steve Bell

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