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Contains:  IC4263, IC4278, M 51, M51, NGC 5169, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, NGC 5229, NGC5169, NGC5173, NGC5195, NGC5198, NGC5229, Whirlpool galaxy
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Messier 51 with some faint IFN, 


            Connor Matherne
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Messier 51 with some faint IFN

Technical card job: 2021673

RA center: 13h 29' 22"

DEC center: +47° 18' 34"

Pixel scale: 1.660 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.053 degrees

Field radius: 1.288 degrees

Resolution: 3950x3950

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

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


Here is a more recent version of Messier 51 we recently finished at DSW. Was surprised with how much faint IFN was in the area. Version B shows an enhanced version of this, but I sadly didn't make it the final version just because of how much it equally enhances the halos on the stars related to the large central obstruction with the RH-305. Regardless, I think it is a fun set to play with that shows some really nice sharpness of the scale of the image.



Connor Matherne
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Messier 51 with some faint IFN, 


            Connor Matherne