Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4278  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Mitche
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Mitche
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Acquisition details

RA center: 13h30m34s.319

DEC center: +47°1243.73

Pixel scale: 0.850 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -98.743 degrees

Field radius: 0.468 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2800x2800

Locations: CRO, Greenfield, Oklahoma, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

M51 - Messier 51 (M51, NGC 5194) is the famous "Whirlpool" galaxy in Canes Venatici. Taken with my new UnistellareVscope 2 at the OKCAC’s Cheddar Ranch Observatory the night of 30 April - 1 May 2022. This was the third night out with my eVScope 2. EV mode, auto settings, no post processing. I’m estimating Bortle 5 skies. Weather was clear, light to no wind, temperatures started at about 72F and dropped to about 65F by 0230.

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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Mitche

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