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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Adam Landefeld

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card


Dates:Jan. 21, 2019Jan. 25, 2019Jan. 28, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance [B]: 26x240" bin 2x2
Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance [G]: 26x240" bin 2x2
Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance [Lum]: 63x420" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance [R]: 24x240" bin 2x2
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 22x900" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 16x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 21.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 72.99%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2502561


Resolution: 1857x1872

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

M51 and friends! This is primarily an LRGB image, with a bit of Ha and OIII blended in using Hue/Saturation adjustment layers to emphasize reds and blues.

Revision 1 shows the full FOV
Revision 2 shows some of the more interesting surprises including a quasar 11.4 billion light years away
Revision 3 shows a close-up crop

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Adam Landefeld
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Adam Landefeld