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

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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi CCA250

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY16200A MonoZWO ASI1600MM-CoolQSI6120ws

Mount: Skywatcher EQ8

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi GT-40

Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Lodestar2

Software: Adobe Photoship CC 2017PixInsight 1.8FlatAidePro

Resolution: 2783x4167

Dates: March 7, 2017Jan. 27, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon H-alpha 5nm: 9x600"
Astrodon H-alpha 5nm: 20x180" (gain: 200.00)
Astrodon True Balance E series II Luminance: 18x300"
Astrodon True Balance E series II Luminance: 4x600"
Astrodon True Balance E series II Luminance: 20x180" (gain: 200.00)
Astrodon True Balance E series II Red, Green, Blue: 12x300"

Integration: 6.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.83%

Astrometry.net job: 1908205

RA center: 202.475 degrees

DEC center: 47.214 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.511 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.120 degrees

Field radius: 0.356 degrees

Locations: Komachi, Tsuchiura-city, Ibaraki, Japan

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M51  The Whirlpool Galaxy, 




    

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