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M51 - First Attempt, 



    
        

            Dan West
M51 - First Attempt
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M51 - First Attempt

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade 80mm Series 5000 ED APO

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 6D

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Finder / Guider

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot autoguider (SSAG)

Software: PixInsight 1.8


Dates:March 12, 2014

Frames:
21x180" (1h 3') ISO800
6x200" (20') ISO800
1x300" (5') ISO800

Integration: 1h 28'

Darks: 50

Flats: 50

Bias: 50

Avg. Moon age: 10.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 84.02%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 200560

RA center: 13h 29' 52"

DEC center: +47° 11' 42"

Pixel scale: 1.002 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.420 degrees

Field radius: 0.706 degrees


Resolution: 620x422

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M51 - First Attempt, 



    
        

            Dan West