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Contains:  M 51, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy
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Messier 51, 


Messier 51
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Messier 51

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:CELESTRON EdgeHD 8

Imaging camera:QHYCCD QHY8L

Mount:Sky-Watcher NEQ-6 PRO GoTo SkyScan

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher ED 80/600

Guiding cameras:

Focal reducer:Celestron .7x

Software:EZCapPixInsight PHD Guiding 2.5.0


Accessory:Orion Starshoot Auto-Guider

Resolution: 3040x2024

Dates:April 4, 2014

Frames: 23x120" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.8 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: ~11

Flat darks: 0

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 4.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.68%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: 21.20

Mean FWHM: 4.50

Temperature: None

Basic astrometry details job: 1104385

RA center: 13h 29' 46"

DEC center: +47° 14' 49"

Pixel scale: 1.074 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 50.103 degrees

Field radius: 0.545 degrees

Locations: Duc, Prayssas, Lot et Garonne, France


Pre-processing done in Pixinsight :
- overscan area offset correction
- bias correction
- flat correction
- hot pixel correction
- debayer
- registration
- stack
Processing done in Pixinsight :
- backgroung color neutralisation
- color calibration using galaxy
- residual sky background substraction
- color saturation boost
- green neutral
- deconvolution 2.1 px
- non linear image creation
Final image :
- jpeg calibration done in Mac Photo



License: None (All rights reserved)

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Messier 51,