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Contains:  IC 4263, M 51, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy
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M51, 



    
        

            jeff
M51
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Imaging telescopes or lenses:TEC 140

Imaging cameras:QSI 690WSG-8

Mounts:Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Guiding cameras:Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software:PHD2 GuidingPixinsight 1.8Sequence Generator SGPro

Filters:LHaRBG

Accessory:Field Flattener for TEC 140


Dates:June 23, 2017June 25, 2017June 26, 2017

Frames:
B: 12x300" bin 2x2
G: 10x300" bin 2x2
Ha: 9x900" bin 1x1
L: 30x600" bin 1x1
R: 10x300" bin 2x2

Integration: 9.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.90%


Astrometry.net job: 1688137

RA center: 13h 29' 52"

DEC center: +47° 11' 45"

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.155 degrees

Field radius: 0.427 degrees


Resolution: 975x768

Data source: Backyard

Description

First capture with my new TEC 140 and QSI 690wsg. M51, estimated to be 23 million light years away. This is my favorite galaxy pair. I love the star streams from the two interacting galaxies. I've read that the smaller galaxy NGC 5195 had passed through NGC 5194 and settled behind it.

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jeff
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M51, 



    
        

            jeff