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





    
        

            jeff
M51

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:TEC 140

Imaging camera:QSI 690WSG-8

Mount:Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Guiding camera:Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software:Sequence Generator SGProPixinsight 1.8PHD2 Guiding

Filters:HaRBGL

Accessory:Field Flattener for TEC 140

Resolution: 3246x2556

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: 202.470 degrees

DEC center: 47.196 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.155 degrees

Field radius: 0.427 degrees

Locations: Dark Sky Site, Groveland, CA, United States

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