Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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M 51

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 925

Imaging cameras: Sony A7RIII

Mounts: Celestron CGX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Omegon Microspeed Guidescope 50mm

Guiding cameras: LACERTA M-GEN III Stand Alone Autoguider

Software: DeepSkyStacker (DSS) DDS  ·  Adobe Photoshop 2020 LR & PS 2020  ·  Startools


Dates:Feb. 21, 2021

Frames: 47x240" (3h 8') ISO1000

Integration: 3h 8'

Darks: 35

Flats: 35

Avg. Moon age: 8.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.16%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4246716

RA center: 13h 30' 16"

DEC center: +47° 20' 6"

Pixel scale: 1.868 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 50.951 degrees

Field radius: 0.505 degrees


Resolution: 1620x1080

Data source: Traveller

Description

M 51 is one of my favourite galaxies. Such a beauty! I used my Sony 7RIII because I had problems with my Astrel. I'm struggling with the settings in the "Find&Focus" app. The picture is far from perfect, but part of my learning process.

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