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Contains:  NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263
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Half an hour  (& 75 min): Messier 51, 





    
        

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Half an hour  (& 75 min): Messier 51

Half an hour (& 75 min): Messier 51

Technical card

Resolution: 1200x1600

Dates:April 6, 2019

Frames: 575x8" (gain: 400.00) -12C

Integration: 1.3 hours

Darks: ~64

Flats: ~129

Avg. Moon age: 1.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.28%

Astrometry.net job: 2641613

RA center: 202.447 degrees

DEC center: 47.165 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.285 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 353.762 degrees

Field radius: 0.357 degrees

Locations: Home, Rabenau, Hessen, Germany

Data source: Traveller

Description

I tried to beat the central european weather(and the moon) and get as much as possible in a short time. This is one of five galaxies that I took within 3 hours.
live dark subtraction; live stacking (23x8 sec); no guiding
There was quite a bit of light from the rising moon.

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B

Longer total exposure (75 min) from 06.Apr. with no moon - otherwise the same setup.

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Half an hour  (& 75 min): Messier 51, 





    
        

            Doc_HighCo