Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool galaxy
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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Wes Higgins
M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C14 EDGE HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI178MC Cooled

Mounts: Paramount ME

Focal reducers: Starizona HyperStar3

Software: Pixinsight  ·  photoshop Cs4

Dates:May 4, 2018

Frames: 135x60"

Integration: 2.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 81.51%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2048030

RA center: 13h 29' 53"

DEC center: +47° 12' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.022 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 338.383 degrees

Field radius: 0.235 degrees

Resolution: 1200x1139

Data source: Backyard


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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Wes Higgins