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M51 LRGB, 



    
        

            Chris White
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M51 LRGB

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M51 LRGB, 



    
        

            Chris White
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M51 LRGB

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 21, 2017
Frames:
8×120(16′) (gain: 76.00) -20°C
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 8×120(16′) (gain: 76.00) -20°C
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 99×45(1h 14′ 15″) (gain: 76.00) -20°C
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 9×120(18′) (gain: 76.00) -20°C
Integration:
2h 4′ 15″
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Bias:
256
Avg. Moon age:
24.65 days
Avg. Moon phase:
24.66%

RA center: 13h29m54s.90

DEC center: +47°1117.3

Pixel scale: 1.292 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 130.620 degrees

Field radius: 0.501 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2179x1743

File size: 1.2 MB

Description

I was only able to get about 2 hours on this, and I was honestly not going to share until I could collect more, but once I started editing I was amazed how bright this galaxy is. I think this begs for about three times the data and a few hours of Ha. Hoping to get that over the next couple of weeks if the clouds break during the new moon.

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  • M51 LRGB, 



    
        

            Chris White
    Original
  • Final
    M51 LRGB, 



    
        

            Chris White
    B

B

Description: Got jiggy with the masks and a little MMT to bring out the dust lanes. Thanks Shawnhar!

Also hit the BG with a round of NR.

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M51 LRGB, 



    
        

            Chris White

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