Contains: NGC 5229, NGC 5198, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263, NGC 5169
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy

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Imaging telescope or lens: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ

Imaging camera: Canon EOS M

Mount: Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO

Guiding telescope or lens: Skywatcher ST80

Guiding camera: ZWO ASI174MM

Software: Deep Sky StackerGIMP 2.9PHD2 Guiding

Resolution: 4140x2587

Dates: March 31, 2016

Frames: 65x300"

Integration: 5.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.44%

Astrometry.net job: 1022911

RA center: 202.473 degrees

DEC center: 47.196 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.127 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.283 degrees

Field radius: 1.442 degrees

Locations: Home, Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, Jonathan Edgecombe