Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4277  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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Whirlpool Galaxy

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Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC 140 APO ED

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G3 16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC 140 APO ED

Guiding cameras: StarLight LodeStar X2

Software: PixInsight PI 1.8  ·  AstroPixel Processor  ·  SGPro v3

Filters: Chroma 2" LRGB  ·  Chroma 2" Ha 5nm

Accessory: AP GTX Field Flattener


Dates:March 20, 2021

Frames: 153x600" (25h 30')

Integration: 25h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 6.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.50%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4464496

RA center: 13h 29' 54"

DEC center: +47° 12' 32"

Pixel scale: 1.187 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 188.542 degrees

Field radius: 0.333 degrees


Resolution: 1348x1501

Locations: SOFAR, Throckmorton, TX - Texas, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

I have shot lots of subs of M51 over last couple of years. But I have never gotten the chance to complete the whole set. It naturally became my 3rd subject from dark site . Comparing to M101, it is a brighter.

L: 48x600s

R/G/B: 15x600s

Ha: 20x1800s

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