Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  IC 4263, M 51, NGC 5169, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, NGC 5198, Whirlpool galaxy
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Whirlpool Galaxy and friends, 



    
        

            Frank Kane
Whirlpool Galaxy and friends
Powered byPixInsight

Whirlpool Galaxy and friends

Technical card


Dates:April 3, 2019

Frames: 158x120"

Integration: 5.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.32%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2624973

RA center: 13h 30' 10"

DEC center: +47° 1' 48"

Pixel scale: 1.112 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 267.797 degrees

Field radius: 0.534 degrees


Resolution: 2586x2297

Locations: My Driveway, Winter Springs, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

M51, its companion NGC 5195, and many distant galaxies in the background. Taken in spite of heavy light pollution and 90%+ humidity in a Florida suburb - dew was literally dripping off the scope and the dew shield by the end of the night. Most subs just looked white from reflected water vapor when stretched; I'm amazed this much detail came out of it.

Comments

Author

fkane
Frank Kane
License: None (All rights reserved)
260
Like

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

Whirlpool Galaxy and friends, 



    
        

            Frank Kane