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


            Samuli Vuorinen
M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Boren-Simon PowerNewt 8

Imaging camera:Atik 460EX

Mount:Sky-Watcher EQ-6 Pro

Guiding telescope or lens:Teleskop-Service Finderscope

Guiding camera:QHYCCD QHY5

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

Software:PixInsightMaxim DLAstroTortilla


Accessory:Lunatico Astronomia Seletek Armadillo

Resolution: 2598x2100

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 job: 210164

RA center: 202.467 degrees

DEC center: 47.185 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.533 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.564 degrees

Field radius: 0.711 degrees

Locations: Komakallio, Kirkkonummi, Finland



Samuli Vuorinen
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Samuli Vuorinen