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Messier 51 - Whirlpool galaxy, 



    
        

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Messier 51 - Whirlpool galaxy

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 130/650 PDS  ·  Celestron Edge 8 HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO Optical ASI178MM  ·  ZWO ASI 294MC PRO ZWO ASI 294 MC PRO

Mounts: Celestron ADVANCED VX  ·  Skywatcher NEQ5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS OPTICS Sucher 8x50

Guiding cameras: ALccd / QHYCCD QHY5L II mono  ·  Altair GPCAM2 IMX 224

Focal reducers: Celestron 0.7x Focal Reducer

Software: PHD2 Guiding PHD Autoguider Software  ·  SharpCap 3.X Pro


Dates:March 25, 2020April 15, 2020

Frames:
1260x8" (gain: 300.00)
2220x8" (gain: 300.00) -12C

Integration: 7.7 hours

Darks: ~64

Avg. Moon age: 11.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.84%


Astrometry.net job: 3509647

RA center: 13h 29' 53"

DEC center: +47° 13' 5"

Pixel scale: 1.136 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -3.780 degrees

Field radius: 0.341 degrees


Resolution: 1800x1200

Locations: Home, Rabenau, Hessen, Germany

Data source: Traveller

Description

Another classic from galaxy season: Messier 51.
A mix of images from the EdgeHD 8" with the ASI294MC pro (cooled) for RGB and the SW130/650 PDS with the ASI178MM (uncooled) for Mono - strange, but it works.

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Messier 51 - Whirlpool galaxy, 



    
        

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