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



    
        

            Jussi Kantola
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 80ED

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Kiss X2

Mounts: Celestron CG5 ADV-GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding cameras: Astrolumina ALccd5.2

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  AstroTortilla  ·  Iris  ·  PHD guiding  ·  Nebulosity  ·  photoshop  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool


Dates:April 10, 2012Nov. 13, 2012Nov. 15, 2012

Frames:
6x1800" ISO200
10x600" ISO400
Baader Planetarium Neodymium & IR-Cut (Moon & Skyglow) 2" filter: 5x600" ISO400

Integration: 5.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.36%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 113884

RA center: 13h 29' 55"

DEC center: +47° 13' 33"

Pixel scale: 1.788 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 173.969 degrees

Field radius: 1.263 degrees


Resolution: 620x413

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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Jussi Kantola