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Contains:  NGC 5229, NGC 5198, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, NGC 5169
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M51, Evostar 72ED spots the Whirlpool, 





    
        

            Nico Augustin
M51, Evostar 72ED spots the Whirlpool

M51, Evostar 72ED spots the Whirlpool

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Skywatcher Evostar 72ed

Imaging camera:Sony ILCE-6000 A6000

Mount:Star Adventurer

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion Mini Guide Scope 50 mm

Guiding camera:QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Software:Photoshop CCDeep Sky Stacker

Accessory:OVL Field Flattener

Resolution: 4800x3200

Dates:Nov. 16, 2018

Frames: 17x300"

Integration: 1.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.40%

Astrometry.net job: 2379734

RA center: 202.636 degrees

DEC center: 47.204 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.904 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.641 degrees

Field radius: 1.526 degrees

Locations: N von Selenter See bei Gut Salzow, Fargau-Pratjau, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Data source: Traveller

Description

A first (too short) test if I can do a wide field image of the Whirlpool Galaxy aka M51.

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Nico Augustin
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New version: calibration, stacking and general processing (light pollution, background neutralization, star colors) in Astro Pixel Processor. Post-processing in Photoshop.

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M51, Evostar 72ED spots the Whirlpool, 





    
        

            Nico Augustin