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



    
        

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M51
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M51

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion EON120 ED

Imaging cameras: Orion StarShoot Pro V2.0 Color

Mounts: Orion USA Atlas

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST-80T

Guiding cameras: Orion USA Star Shoot Auto Guider

Software: photoshop  ·  Nebulosity

Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2"


Dates:May 24, 2012

Frames: 25x1200" (8h 20')

Integration: 8h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 3.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.07%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 134389

RA center: 13h30m09s.4

DEC center: +47°1236

Pixel scale: 1.778 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -174.172 degrees

Field radius: 0.545 degrees


Resolution: 620x362

Description

M51 was taken during the last week of May over six nights. It is composed of 25 subs of 20 minutes each for a total of eight hours. Flats and darks are included in the process. I cropped the image to make it larger.

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M51, 



    
        

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