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



    
        

            Steve Cooper
M 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy
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M 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy

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M 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Steve Cooper
M 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy
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M 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: RC Optical Systems RCOS 14.5"  ·  Astro-Tech 16 RCT

Imaging cameras: SBIG STX 16803  ·  SBIG STXL 6303 AO-X

Mounts: Paramount ME  ·  Astro-Physics 1200 GTO

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics 27TVPH .75 reducer/corrector

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  CCDStack2  ·  CCD Navigator 3  ·  FocusMax  ·  MaxIm DL Pro 6

Filters: Astrodon Lum  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon 5 nm HA

Accessory: FLI Atlas Focuser  ·  SBIG AOL (adaptive Optics)


Frames:
Astrodon 5 nm HA: 14x1800" (7h) bin 1x1
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x1200" (4h) bin 1x1
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 11x600" (1h 50') bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 9x1200" (3h) bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x600" (2h) bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum: 36x1200" (12h) bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 11x1200" (3h 40') bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x600" (2h) bin 1x1

Integration: 35h 30'


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1944070

RA center: 13h 30' 7"

DEC center: +47° 13' 58"

Pixel scale: 0.746 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 97.771 degrees

Field radius: 0.313 degrees


Resolution: 1806x1369

Data source: Mix of multiple source

Description

Combined data sets from my AT 16RCT and SBIG STXL 6303 in Stardust Ranch; Okeechobee FL. and
a 14.5 RCOS and SBIG STL 16803 in Deep Sky West observatory; Rowe, New Mexico.

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M 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Steve Cooper

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