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Contains:  NGC 5198, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263, NGC 5169
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M51 wide field, 


            Stefano Giardinelli
M51 wide field

M51 wide field

Technical card

Resolution: 512x512

Dates:March 10, 2013

Frames: 40x30"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.14% job: 154992

RA center: 13h 29' 56"

DEC center: +47° 12' 21"

Pixel scale: 11.382 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 65.678 degrees

Field radius: 0.945

Locations: BAO (Basel Astrophotography Observatory), Binningen, Switzerland


Canon EOS 1100D piggybacked on a GE mount (no guide). 300mm macro lens, f/5.6, ISO 800, 40 x 30 sec RAW frames + 30 dark frames, elaborated with DSS and Gimp.
I took 160 photos, but most of them were unusable because of foggy lens...



Stefano Giardinelli
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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M51 wide field, 


            Stefano Giardinelli