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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy-RGB-Meade 80 ED triplet-Orion flattener-ASI 1600 MM-Pro-crop, 



    
        

            Adel Kildeev
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy-RGB-Meade 80 ED triplet-Orion flattener-ASI 1600 MM-Pro-crop
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy-RGB-Meade 80 ED triplet-Orion flattener-ASI 1600 MM-Pro-crop

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade ED 80 triplet APO 480

Imaging cameras: ZWO Optical ZWO ASI 1600MM cool Pro

Mounts: Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Autoguider Guidescope 50mm

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider Starshoot autoguider

Software: Fitswork4 Fitswork 4.4.7  ·  Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.4 deepskystacker  ·  PHD2  ·  Pos Free Photo Editor  ·  SIPS

Filters: ZWO B 1,25"  ·  ZWO G 1,25"  ·  ZWO L 1.25" optimized for ASI1600

Accessory: ZWO Optical ZWO 5x1.25 MiniEFW  ·  Astrozap heater controller


Dates:May 5, 2018

Frames:
ZWO B 1,25": 10x180" (gain: 139.00) -25C bin 1x1
ZWO G 1,25": 10x180" (gain: 139.00) -25C bin 1x1
ZWO Red 1.25": 10x180" (gain: 139.00) -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.5 hours

Darks: ~5

Flats: ~7

Avg. Moon age: 19.84 days

Avg. Moon phase: 73.59%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2048026

RA center: 13h 30' 10"

DEC center: +47° 12' 50"

Pixel scale: 1.631 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 48.341 degrees

Field radius: 0.622 degrees


Resolution: 2282x1531

Locations: Home observatory, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Description

I was forced to change scopes on the spot because Newton is needed serious re-collimation (both mirrors), coma is horrible. RGB only, I am still learning process properly L-channel, a lot of problems with background. R: 180 sec.x10, G: 180 sec.x10, B: 180 sec.x10, 5 darks, 7 flats.

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    M51 Whirlpool Galaxy-RGB-Meade 80 ED triplet-Orion flattener-ASI 1600 MM-Pro-crop, 



    
        

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Description: Played with colors, looks more natural now

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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy-RGB-Meade 80 ED triplet-Orion flattener-ASI 1600 MM-Pro-crop, 



    
        

            Adel Kildeev