Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool galaxy
M51 WIP, 



    
        

            Ian Aiken
M51 WIP
Powered byPixInsight

M51 WIP

M51 WIP, 



    
        

            Ian Aiken
M51 WIP
Powered byPixInsight

M51 WIP

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sky-Watcher 100 ED DS-PRO
Imaging Cameras
QHY8L
Mounts
HEQ5
Filters
Astronomik LPS
Accessories
Sky-Watcher 0.85x
Software
PixInsight · Astroart
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Finderscope

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 28, 2012
Frames:
Astronomik LPS: 27x600" (4h 30') (gain: 14.00) -20C bin 1x1
Integration:
4h 30'
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Flat darks:
50
Avg. Moon age:
5.28 days
Avg. Moon phase:
28.39%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00
Temperature:
8.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 86378

RA center: 13h30m23s.5

DEC center: +47°1351

Pixel scale: 0.740 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 142.212 degrees

Field radius: 0.375 degrees

Resolution: 3038x2016

Locations: Elderberry Observatory, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Description

WIP of M51. Unfortunately high cloud means a lot of noise in the image. I will be capturing more data as 4.5 hours is not much at f7.65. I will likely end up discarding this data due to the quality.

Comments

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

M51 WIP, 



    
        

            Ian Aiken