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Contains:  NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194
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The Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Don Curry
The Whirlpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 2430x2080

Dates:April 27, 2015

Frames: 10x1"

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 64.12% job: 622978

RA center: 13h 29' 52"

DEC center: +47° 12' 0"

Orientation: 162.565 degrees

Field radius: 0.354


My first attempt at long focal length 1600mm ever of a galaxy. I was hesitant to try but since I purchased a Canon 6d full frame sensor camera modified by Huetch I thought I would see what happens. My biggest problem was having high winds of 13 MPH during my first ever attempt at this. These conditions kept my subs at a max. of only 1 minute each at this focal length. I was only able to do 10 subs due to the high winds and clouds rolling in fast.
I was really happy with the results considering the conditions I was under, plus having a very bright moon didn't help matters either.
I am really looking forward to giving this some more attempts under more ideal conditions.
I forgot to crop the image to its proper size thus I made a revision from previous post of this.
Please double click on image to see a larger version of M51 in full resolution.
Forgot to mention the images were shot at ISO 1600. The noise level of the Canon 6D camera is extremely low and is a joy using all the time.



Don Curry
License: Attribution Creative Commons


  • The Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Don Curry
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    The Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Don Curry

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The Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Don Curry

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