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:  NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M51 (NGC5194) Whirlpool Galaxy, 


M51 (NGC5194) Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 (NGC5194) Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 3986x2708

Dates:April 20, 2019

Frames: 44x50"

Integration: 0.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.89 days

Avg. Moon phase: 98.58% job: 2673119

RA center: 13h 29' 52"

DEC center: +47° 11' 45"

Pixel scale: 0.927 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 157.433 degrees

Field radius: 0.620

Locations: Home, Houston, TX, United States

Data source: Backyard


For my first attempt at using PI I chose to process an image of M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy which I took back on April 20th. It's taken me all week but I'm excited to release the final product! I may have gone a little overboard with the saturation but I was so excited to be able to adjust it without bringing more noise out that I couldn't help myself :)



License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


M51 (NGC5194) Whirlpool Galaxy,