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Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51) with C14, 


            Henning Schmidt

Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51) with C14

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C14

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY 183M  ·  QHYCCD QHY 183C

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ8 Pro

Focal reducers: ASA 0,77 SC Reducer

Software: Adobe PS CS2  ·  PixInsight

Filters: UV/IR Baader  ·  Hutech IDAS 1.25" LPS P2

Accessory: Lacerta Mgen

Dates:March 16, 2020March 23, 2020

Hutech IDAS 1.25" LPS P2: 28x300" (gain: 20.00) -40C
UV/IR Baader: 51x180" (gain: 20.00) -40C

Integration: 4.9 hours

Darks: ~100

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 25.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.92%

Basic astrometry details job: 3356608

Resolution: 1476x930

Locations: Home observatory, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51) with Celestron C14 - Composite with Luminance (QHY 183M, 51x180sec, -40°C, Baader UV/IR Cut) on 23.03.2020 und RGB (QHY 183C, 28x300sec, -40°C) from 16.03.2020; Gain 20, Offset 30; objective: Celestron SC C14 (old US).



Henning Schmidt
License: None (All rights reserved)


Whirlpool Galaxy (Messier 51) with C14, 


            Henning Schmidt