Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool galaxy
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M51 Full Field, 



    
        

            Rowland Archer
M51 Full Field
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M51 Full Field

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion 80ED Refractor

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Focal reducers: Orion 0.85x Reducer/Corrector

Software: PHD2  ·  EQMOD  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  Main Sequence Software SequenceGeneratorPro

Filters: Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon H-alpha 5nm  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2

Accessory: ZWO 8x 1.25" EFW  ·  Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro


Dates:April 5, 2017

Frames: 90x30"

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 68.52%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1529837

RA center: 13h 29' 52"

DEC center: +47° 11' 38"

Pixel scale: 1.496 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 328.356 degrees

Field radius: 0.332 degrees


Resolution: 1320x896

Locations: Home Observatory, Wake Forest, NC, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Second image with pretty much all new setup. Half moon up but couldn't wait! L: 90x30sec, RGB 30x30sec, H 45x60sec. Galaxies not the best target for this rig but still nice to see what's possible with a couple hours of data from a yellow/orange zone border and a moon casting shadows.

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Rowland Archer
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Revisions

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    Original
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    B
  • Final
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    C

B

Description: Same image zoomed in on M51. 25% Ha added to R channel.

C

Description: Increased color saturation a bit.

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M51 Full Field, 



    
        

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