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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  M 51, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy
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Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51), 



    
        

            Miles Zhou
Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51)
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Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8NGT

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY 9M

Mounts: ioptron iEQ45-GTN


Dates:May 11, 2013

Frames:
Various LRGB: 15x200"
Various LRGB: 7x300"

Integration: 1.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.35 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.05%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1015074

RA center: 13h 29' 47"

DEC center: +47° 13' 8"

Pixel scale: 0.612 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.072 degrees

Field radius: 0.213 degrees


Resolution: 1936x1600

Locations: Hangzhou, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Description

Messier 51 taken in 2013. 1.4 hours of total integration time. Calibration files lost track, thus not used. The image looks noisy.

Did some more noise reduction on Version C.

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Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51), 



    
        

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