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Contains:  NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263
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Messier M51 - Full Moon, 


            Duane M.
Messier M51 - Full Moon

Messier M51 - Full Moon

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Orion ShortTube 80 Guide Scope

Imaging camera:Canon T2i/550D


Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 10" f/3.9 Astrograph

Guiding camera:Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Software:O'Telescope BackyardEOSCS5DeekSkyStacker (DSS)

Resolution: 5170x3438

Dates:March 7, 2015

Frames: 14x300"

Integration: 1.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 97.30% job: 564331

RA center: 13h 29' 47"

DEC center: +47° 11' 2"

Pixel scale: 0.885 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 169.391 degrees

Field radius: 0.763

Locations: Home , Cleveland, Texas, United States


Messier 51 on a Full Moon - It's tough imaging with it, but just shoot everything at ISO100 and you're fine. :-P

I wouldn't have even gotten the telescope out except we haven't had a break in the clouds in a few good weeks, and I got a new CGE mount that I've been wanting to familiarize myself with... Might as well do that during the full moon and leave the new moon to get the quality shots, right?



Duane M.
License: Attribution-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Messier M51 - Full Moon, 


            Duane M.

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