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Contains:  IC 4263, M 51, NGC 5169, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, NGC 5198, Whirlpool galaxy
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M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Samuli Vuorinen
M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Boren-Simon PowerNewt 8

Imaging cameras:Atik 460EX

Mounts:Sky-Watcher EQ-6 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Finderscope

Guiding cameras:QHYCCD QHY5

Focal reducers:ASA 2" x 0,73 Corrector/Reducer 2KORRR

Software:AstroTortillaMaxim DLPixInsight


Accessory:Lunatico Astronomia Seletek Armadillo

Dates:March 26, 2014

B: 6x30" -15C bin 1x1
B: 5x600" -15C bin 1x1
G: 6x30" -15C bin 1x1
G: 5x600" -15C bin 1x1
L: 6x30" -15C bin 1x1
L: 5x600" -15C bin 1x1
R: 6x30" -15C bin 1x1
R: 5x600" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.5 hours

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~500

Avg. Moon age: 24.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.37%

Temperature: -1.00

Basic astrometry details job: 210164

RA center: 13h 29' 52"

DEC center: +47° 11' 6"

Pixel scale: 1.533 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.564 degrees

Field radius: 0.711 degrees

Resolution: 2598x2100

Locations: Komakallio, Kirkkonummi, Finland



Samuli Vuorinen
License: None (All rights reserved)

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M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Samuli Vuorinen