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Messier 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 4, 



    
        

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Messier 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 4

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            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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Messier 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 4

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 1100 HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2400MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Software: Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Filters: Optolong L-Pro 2"

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:Feb. 22, 2021

Frames:Optolong L-Pro 2": 100x180" (5h) (gain: 160.00) -8C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 9.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 75.10%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


Astrometry.net job: 4549985

RA center: 13h 29' 57"

DEC center: +47° 12' 22"

Pixel scale: 0.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.152 degrees

Field radius: 0.287 degrees


Resolution: 3936x2610

Locations: Home, The Colony, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Yet another fool's errand to image a galaxy in a Bortle 8/9 under a full moon.

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Description: Another revision based on the techniques I've learned from Ron Brecher. While I think this one is much better than the original, I still think there's a ton of room for improvement on this target. But you have to start somewhere.

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Messier 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 4, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge