Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4277  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy - Cropped Version

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVX102T

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY268M

Mounts: Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVX102T

Guiding cameras: StarLight Instruments Lodestar X2

Software: NINA  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8.8-7 Ripley  ·  Software Bisque The Sky X Pro,

Filters: Chroma L  ·  Chroma RGB

Accessory: QHYCCD OAG-M  ·  QHYCFW3


Dates:May 3, 2021

Frames:
Chroma L: 294x60" (4h 54') bin 1x1
Chroma RGB: 191x120" (6h 22') bin 1x1

Integration: 11h 16'

Avg. Moon age: 21.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 53.50%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4489912

RA center: 13h 29' 45"

DEC center: +47° 12' 54"

Pixel scale: 1.092 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 43.943 degrees

Field radius: 0.325 degrees


Resolution: 1672x1337

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is a substantially cropped image from: https://www.astrobin.com/sf32xg/?nc=user.

The QHY268m data is very clean and makes the cropping possible.

Also first use of an OAG. PHD2 guiding stats similar to guide scope - but not excessive FL and the guide scope was securely mounted so not a surprise.

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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy - Cropped Version, 



    
        

            Elvie1