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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 4263, M 51, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy
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Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) & neighbours  in Hα/lrgb, 



    
        

            Jose Carballada
Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) & neighbours  in Hα/lrgb
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Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) & neighbours in Hα/lrgb

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Altair Astro RC250-TT 10" RC Truss Tube

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach-1 GTO CP4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG Deluxe

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5III174

Focal reducers: Riccardi Reducer/Flattener 0.75x

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Astro-Physics AAPC  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series 36mm

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  MoonLite NiteCrawler WR30


Dates:April 5, 2019May 5, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 62x180" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 59x180" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 44x300" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 221x180" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 57x180" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 23.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.17%


Astrometry.net job: 2730177

RA center: 13h 29' 52"

DEC center: +47° 12' 10"

Pixel scale: 0.503 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.017 degrees

Field radius: 0.389 degrees


Resolution: 4446x3345

Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

One of the most common targets.
I use it every year to check my improvements on hardware and test my processing skills also.

It's only a process of 60% of the taken frames, only the best are used with close to 24 hours of final integration.
All data is from the current year, it not was an integration with frames with other equipment.

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Jose Carballada
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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B

Description: less gradients

C

Description: less gradients

D

Description: less blue, better color balance

E

Description: full colour balance reprocessed

F

Description: less gradient

G

Description: Completely reprocessed image from scratch.

I

Description: Some mask problems solved.

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Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) & neighbours  in Hα/lrgb, 



    
        

            Jose Carballada