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



    
        

            Luca Billeri
M51 -  Whirlpool galaxy
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M51 - Whirlpool galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C9.25 XLT Starbrigth

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450D Astrodon Inside

Mounts: Vixen Sphinx SXP

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Refractor 70/500

Guiding cameras: ZWO Design ASI120MM st4

Focal reducers: Optec NextGEN WideField 0.5X

Software: Luc Coiffier's DeekSkyStacker  ·  Stark Labs PHD Giuding  ·  Photoshop CS


Dates:March 29, 2014

Frames:
IDAS LPS D1: 4x300" (20') ISO800 bin 1x1
IDAS LPS D1: 5x600" (50') ISO800 bin 1x1

Integration: 1h 10'

Darks: 4

Flats: 9

Bias: 9

Avg. Moon age: 28.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.24%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 213216

RA center: 13h30m00s.10

DEC center: +47°1138

Orientation: 91.774 degrees

Field radius: 0.387 degrees


Resolution: 620x412

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M51 -  Whirlpool galaxy, 



    
        

            Luca Billeri