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Contains:  NGC 5198, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263, NGC 5169
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The Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Darien Perla
The Whirlpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 1080x703

Dates:July 1, 2019

Frames: 25x300" ISO800

Integration: 2.1 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 28.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.29%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00 job: 2782035

RA center: 202.478 degrees

DEC center: 47.166 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.440 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.430 degrees

Field radius: 0.616 degrees

Locations: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Fredericksburg, Texas, United States

Data source: Traveller


The famous Whirlpool galaxy situated off the handle in Ursa Major 23.6 million light years away with a very cheesy nickname: "The Question Mark Galaxy"



Darien Perla
License: None (All rights reserved)


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Sky plot


The Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Darien Perla