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Whirlpool Galaxy M51, 



    
        

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Whirlpool Galaxy M51
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Whirlpool Galaxy M51

Whirlpool Galaxy M51, 



    
        

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Whirlpool Galaxy M51
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Whirlpool Galaxy M51

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Tamron 28-300 DI VC PZD
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 6D
Mounts
iOptron Skytracker Pro
Software
Photoshop · Sequator

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 26, 2019
Frames:
24×120(48′)
Integration:
48′
Avg. Moon age:
20.55 days
Avg. Moon phase:
66.65%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2605432

RA center: 13h29m55s.4

DEC center: +47°1037

Pixel scale: 4.733 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 63.189 degrees

Field radius: 2.191 degrees

Resolution: 2760x1867

File size: 2.0 MB

Locations: Hochrindl, Sirnitz, Kärnten, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

At a focal length of 300mm full frame M51 appears very small. This image was cropped significantly. The 28-300mm tamron lens sure suffers from chromatic abberation and distortion on bigger stars. But I was impressed to get a fairly detailed picture of the Galaxy though. Luckily I am able to shoot in very low light pollution on a mountain. Since the tamron lens is very lightweight I could achieve 2 minute subs on the portable Skytracker Pro.

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