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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 4263, M 51, NGC 5169, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, NGC 5198, Whirlpool galaxy
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M51, Evostar 72ED spots the Whirlpool, 



    
        

            Nico Augustin
M51, Evostar 72ED spots the Whirlpool
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M51, Evostar 72ED spots the Whirlpool

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Evostar 72ed

Imaging cameras: Sony ILCE-6000 A6000

Mounts: Star Adventurer

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini Guide Scope 50 mm

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Deep Sky Stacker

Accessory: OVL Field Flattener


Dates:Nov. 16, 2018

Frames: 17x300"

Integration: 1.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.40%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2654151

RA center: 13h 29' 46"

DEC center: +47° 11' 38"

Pixel scale: 1.936 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 7.162 degrees

Field radius: 0.971 degrees


Resolution: 3007x2000

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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Description: 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