Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool galaxy
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Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Christopher Maier
Whirlpool Galaxy
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Whirlpool Galaxy

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 130EDFGT

Imaging cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO with GTOCP3

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 130EDFGT

Guiding cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Software: PixInsight 1.8 Processing  ·  The SkyX Pro Camera/Telescope software

Filters: Astrodon Series 2 LRGB  ·  SII 3nm  ·  Astrodon Ha 3nm TruColor

Accessory: FLI Atlas focuser  ·  SBIG AO-8T Adaptive Optics

Dates:June 1, 2016

Frames: 130x300"

Integration: 10.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.18%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1126750

RA center: 13h 29' 53"

DEC center: +47° 12' 7"

Pixel scale: 1.349 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 7.809 degrees

Field radius: 0.317 degrees

Resolution: 1236x1152

Locations: Maier Observatory, San Antonio , Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


Whirlpool Galaxy about 10.8 HRS L Weather never cleared to get all RGB


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Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Christopher Maier