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Contains:  NGC 5198, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263, NGC 5173, NGC 5169

Image of the day 03/21/2018

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    Galactic Practices Cannibalism in M51, 


            Alberto Pisabarro
    Galactic Practices Cannibalism in M51

    Galactic Practices Cannibalism in M51

    Technical card

    Resolution: 4432x3520

    Dates:Jan. 20, 2018Jan. 26, 2018Feb. 8, 2018Feb. 10, 2018

    Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 20x1200" -20C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 15x1200" -20C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 55x900" -20C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 18x1200" -20C bin 1x1

    Integration: 31.4 hours

    Darks: ~40

    Flats: ~30

    Bias: ~60

    Avg. Moon age: 14.93 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 36.02%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00 job: 1963064

    RA center: 202.469 degrees

    DEC center: 47.193 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.070 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 194.712 degrees

    Field radius: 0.841 degrees

    Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States


    It has been acquired from the remote observatory Deep Sky West in Rowe New Mexico, where my dear friends and fellow fans Jim Y Linda Powell has hosted her great team.



    Alberto Pisabarro
    License: None (All rights reserved)

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    Galactic Practices Cannibalism in M51, 


            Alberto Pisabarro

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