Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool galaxy
M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Scott Alber
M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Scott Alber
M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Intes Micro Alter M603
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI178MC
Mounts
Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
Accessories
DIY Peltier External Cooler · Antares f/6.3 Focal Reducer
Software
SharpCap Sharcap Pro 3.2 · Adobe Photoshop CC (64 Bit) · Microsoft Photo Editor
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
ZWO 60/280 GuideScope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI 120 MCS

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 1, 2019
Frames:
173x60" (2h 53') (gain: 250.00) 1°C bin 1x1
Integration:
2h 53'
Darks:
15
Avg. Moon age:
26.01 days
Avg. Moon phase:
13.39%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00
Mean FWHM:
5.50
Temperature:
-1.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2622043

RA center: 13h29m51s.6

DEC center: +47°1203

Pixel scale: 0.433 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 6.606 degrees

Field radius: 0.191 degrees

Resolution: 2628x1774

Locations: BackYard, Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I used Sharpcap to create dark frames and used Livestack feature to stack images. Then post-processed with Photoshop and MS photo editor.

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M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Scott Alber