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



    
        

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            Damien Cannane
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The Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI178MM-Cool

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI224MC

Focal reducers: StellarVue 0.8x Reducer/Flattener

Software: Pro Digital Software Astronomy Tools Actions Set  ·  RC Astro GradientXTerminator  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Astra Image

Filters: Astronomik Deep-Sky Blue Filter  ·  Astronomik Deep-Sky Green Filter  ·  Astronomik Deep-Sky Red Filter  ·  Astronomik 6 nm Hydrogen-alpha  ·  Astronomik L3 Luminance Filter


Frames:
Astronomik 6 nm Hydrogen-alpha: 11x600" (1h 50') (gain: 50.00) -20C
Astronomik Deep-Sky Blue Filter: 15x180" (45') (gain: 50.00) -15C
Astronomik Deep-Sky Green Filter: 13x180" (39') (gain: 50.00) -15C
Astronomik Deep-Sky Red Filter: 14x180" (42') (gain: 50.00) -15C
Astronomik L3 Luminance Filter: 58x180" (2h 54') (gain: 50.00) -15C

Integration: 6h 50'

Darks: 50

Flats: 50

Flat darks: 50


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2246159

RA center: 13h29m51s

DEC center: +47°1149

Pixel scale: 1.278 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.943 degrees

Field radius: 0.317 degrees


Resolution: 1261x1261

Locations: My Back Yard, Copley, OH, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Someone on CN finally clued me in that this camera needs flat darks to properly calibrate out the amp glow. So, I had to take another stab at this data now that the output is so much cleaner. I'm really pleased with the results. Clear skies!

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