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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Christian Kussberger
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 EdgeHD

Imaging cameras: Nikon D3100

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron Sucher 8x50

Guiding cameras: ToupTek G3M178C

Software: Adobe Lighroom CC Classic  ·  DSS Deepskystacker 3.3.6

Dates:June 9, 2019

Frames: 6x300" ISO1600 bin 1x1

Integration: 0.5 hours

Darks: ~20

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 6.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.57%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2762607

RA center: 13h 29' 46"

DEC center: +47° 8' 45"

Pixel scale: 0.491 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 322.741 degrees

Field radius: 0.318 degrees

Resolution: 3766x2746

Locations: Balkon, Ansbach 91522, Bayern, Germany

Data source: Traveller


Low SNR due to too high ISO. Try to make it better next time.



Christian Kussberger
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Christian Kussberger