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


            José J. Chambó
Whirlpool Galaxy
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: IAC80 Telescope

Imaging cameras: IAC CAMELOT Imager

Software: PixInsight LE  ·  Iris

Dates:May 27, 2011

Frames: 1x120" (2') bin 1x1

Integration: 2'

Avg. Moon age: 24.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.33%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 109137

RA center: 13h29m56s.9

DEC center: +47°1326

Pixel scale: 0.781 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.962 degrees

Field radius: 0.123 degrees

Resolution: 620x620

Locations: Las Cañadas del Teide - Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), None


Whirlpool is the classical spiral galaxy placed in the constellation of Greyhounds, also it was one of the objects obtained by Alfred Rosenberg and Daniel López through the IAC-80 telescope in Teide Observatory during an online session of "TeleAstronomía" to which I attended on May 2011.

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A(in Spanish)


Sky plot

Sky plot


Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            José J. Chambó