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Contains:  IC 4263, M 51, NGC 5169, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, NGC 5198, Whirlpool galaxy
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Whirlpool Galaxy and friends, 


            Frank Kane
Whirlpool Galaxy and friends
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Whirlpool Galaxy and friends

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Sky-Watcher StarLux 190MN

Imaging camera:Atik 383L+

Mount:Software Bisque Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses:

Guiding cameras:

Focal reducers:

Software:Software Bisque The Sky X ProAdobe Phosotshop CS6Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight


Accessory:MoonLite Focuser w/High Res Stepper Motor

Resolution: 2586x2297

Dates:April 3, 2019

Frames: 158x120"

Integration: 5.3 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 27.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: None

Temperature: None

Basic astrometry details 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

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

Data source: Backyard


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.



Frank Kane
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Whirlpool Galaxy and friends, 


            Frank Kane