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M51, 



    
        

            Tobias Artinger
M51
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M51

M51, 



    
        

            Tobias Artinger
M51
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M51

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion UK 6" Newton f 1/5

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 400D

Mounts: Celestron Advanced GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion UK 6" Newton f 1/5

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 6  ·  DeepSky Stacker (DSS) Deepskystacker 3.3.6


Dates:March 23, 2017

Frames: 65x30" (32' 30") ISO800

Integration: 32' 30"

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~27

Avg. Moon age: 24.76 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.66%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1512966

RA center: 13h 30' 17"

DEC center: +47° 9' 39"

Pixel scale: 1.576 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 156.695 degrees

Field radius: 0.553 degrees


Resolution: 1929x1630

Locations: Beyenburg, Wuppertal, NRW, Germany

Description

I thought it would be easy to take a picture of M51 that fast. Yes, it's true, but it won't reveal its real beauty without enough light-frames. Nevertheless, this is my first try on it.

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M51, 



    
        

            Tobias Artinger