Contains:  NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194

Image of the day 02/01/2013

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    M51, 





    
        

            Dave (Photon)
    M51

    M51

    Technical card

    Resolution: 3074x2258

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

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

    Integration: 9.6 hours

    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

    Astrometry.net job: 91060

    RA center: 202.478 degrees

    DEC center: 47.191 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.453 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -179.806 degrees

    Field radius: 0.240 degrees

    Locations: SpaceIgloo Observatory, Williamson, AZ, United States

    Data source: Unknown

    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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