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Contains:  NGC 5198, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263, NGC 5173, NGC 5169
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...


            Mike Pelzel


Technical card

Resolution: 5401x3870

Dates:April 30, 2018May 1, 2018May 2, 2018May 3, 2018May 4, 2018May 6, 2018

Astrodon 5nm Ha: 40x1200" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 20x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 20x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 14x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 20x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 26.8 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 17.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 87.69%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00 job: 2049696

RA center: 13h 29' 47"

DEC center: +47° 11' 49"

Pixel scale: 0.832 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 97.873 degrees

Field radius: 0.768

Locations: Home, Virginia Beach, VA, None


First producible image from the Stellervue SVS 130. Had to work around the moon, so a real fight getting enough data, and trying to clean up the gradients. Plus, with the poor weather here, have not had the chance to do much imaging in general. So, this is not a great image, but at least it something.



Mike Pelzel
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot




            Mike Pelzel

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