Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool galaxy

Image of the day 02/01/2013

    M51, 



    
        

            Dave (Photon)
    M51
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    M51

    Image of the day 02/01/2013

      M51, 



    
        

            Dave (Photon)
      M51
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      M51

      Technical card

      Imaging cameras: FLI ML8300

      Mounts: ASA DDM85X-SL

      Software: CCDStack  ·  Astrooptik - Dipl. Phys. Dr. Philipp Keller Sequence 9  ·  ASA Autoslew  ·  TheSkyX

      Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - L 50mm - NIR Blocked  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - R 50mm - NIR Blocked  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - G 50mm - NIR Blocked  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - B 50mm - NIR Blocked

      Accessory: FLI CFW-2-7 50mm round 7 position filter wheel


      Dates:Jan. 11, 2013Jan. 14, 2013Jan. 15, 2013Jan. 16, 2013

      Frames:
      Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - B 50mm - NIR Blocked: 23x300" (1h 55') (gain: 0.42) -35C bin 2x2
      Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - G 50mm - NIR Blocked: 23x300" (1h 55') (gain: 0.42) -35C bin 2x2
      Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - L 50mm - NIR Blocked: 23x600" (3h 50') (gain: 0.42) -35C bin 1x1
      Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - R 50mm - NIR Blocked: 23x300" (1h 55') (gain: 0.42) -35C bin 2x2

      Integration: 9h 35'

      Darks: 50

      Flats: 30

      Flat darks: 50

      Bias: 50

      Avg. Moon age: 10.29 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 13.19%

      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

      Mean SQM: 21.80


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 91060

      RA center: 13h 29' 54"

      DEC center: +47° 11' 27"

      Pixel scale: 0.453 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -179.806 degrees

      Field radius: 0.240 degrees


      Resolution: 3074x2258

      Locations: SpaceIgloo Observatory, Williamson, AZ, United States

      Description

      Please note that while I did all the image acquisistion and calibration, my friend "elbee" from Cloudy Nights processed this image for me.

      Thanks elbee.

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      M51, 



    
        

            Dave (Photon)