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



    
        

            Charles Ward
Whirlpool Galaxy
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Whirlpool Galaxy

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Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Charles Ward
Whirlpool Galaxy
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Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: AVX

Focal reducers: MPCC

Software: PixInsight


Dates:Jan. 24, 2015

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 8x300" (40') bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 8x300" (40') bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 9x300" (45') bin 1x1

Integration: 2h 5'

Avg. Moon age: 4.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.13%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 514399

RA center: 13h29m52s.6

DEC center: +47°1138

Orientation: 96.288 degrees

Field radius: 0.385 degrees


Resolution: 1600x1200

Description

Crop from a larger frame. Starfield wasn't that interesting looking, and this crop captures the only other galaxy I noticed, too.

Revision B: Punched up the contrast, added a little noise reduction.

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Revisions

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    Original
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    B
  • Final
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    C

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Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

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