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

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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

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