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Contains:  IC 4263, M 51, NGC 5169, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, NGC 5198, NGC 5229, Whirlpool galaxy
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Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51) -- DSW, 


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

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ 106ED f/5 FSQ 106ED f/5

Imaging camera:QSI 683 wsg-8

Mount:Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses:

Guiding cameras:

Focal reducers:

Software:PixInsight for Mac

Filters:HaAstrodon luminance filterAstrodon RGB


Resolution: 3287x2449

Dates:May 3, 2016May 4, 2016

Astrodon RGB: 50x600" -20C bin 1x1
Ha: 16x1800" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon luminance filter: 6x60" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon luminance filter: 24x900" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 22.4 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 26.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.79%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: None

Temperature: None

Basic astrometry details job: 1070361

RA center: 13h 29' 50"

DEC center: +47° 12' 3"

Pixel scale: 2.102 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 157.103 degrees

Field radius: 1.197 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States


Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51) by FSQ-106ED hosted by DSW; about 23 hours of total exposure. Quite standard processing with PixInsight 1.8.



Miles Zhou
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51) -- DSW, 


            Miles Zhou