Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4263  ·  IC 4278  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool galaxy
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M51

M51, 



    
        

            Nathan Duso
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M51

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 21, 2019
Frames:
80×300(6h 40′) (gain: 50.00)
104×180(5h 12′) (gain: 50.00) -10°C
Integration:
11h 52′
Darks:
20
Flats:
30
Avg. Moon age:
16.95 days
Avg. Moon phase:
94.71%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00

RA center: 13h29m42s.336

DEC center: +47°1127.54

Pixel scale: 0.601 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -98.770 degrees

Field radius: 0.502 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 4565x3100

File size: 8.5 MB

Locations: Nathan Duso, Malone, New York, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

50 gain seems to be the sweet spot for my setup compared to my other pics taken with this camera. I tried some new processing techniques and I achieved what I was looking for. Less saturated stars and more color.

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