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

Imaging telescopes or lenses: EdgeHD 800 Celestron

Imaging cameras: ZWO asi 071mc pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX

Focal reducers: Celestron .7x Focal Reducer

Software: SkySafari 6 Pro

Filters: zwo uv/ir cut

Accessory: ASIair


Dates:April 21, 2019

Frames:
80x300" (6h 40') (gain: 50.00)
104x180" (5h 12') (gain: 50.00) -10C

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

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Resolution: 4565x3100

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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