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



    
        

            Scott Alber
M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy

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M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Scott Alber
M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 -Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Intes Micro Alter M603

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI178MC

Mounts: Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60/280 GuideScope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 MCS

Focal reducers: Antares f/6.3 Focal Reducer

Software: SharpCap Sharcap Pro 3.2  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC (64 Bit)  ·  Microsoft Photo Editor

Accessory: DIY Peltier External Cooler


Dates:April 1, 2019

Frames: 173x60" (2h 53') (gain: 250.00) 1C 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