Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4263  ·  IC 4278  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Mitche
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Mitche
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
eVscope (UnistellareVscope2)

Acquisition details

RA center: 13h29m52s.650

DEC center: +47°1156.58

Pixel scale: 0.851 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 107.976 degrees

Field radius: 0.467 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2800x2800

Locations: OKC, Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I woke up about 0200 this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. I checked the weather and it was clear and calm, temps in the low 50sF. The biggest downside was the humidity was about 93% because of the almost 2” of rain we received in the last 48 hours. Fortunately I control the one streetlight on my drive, so I was able to completely turn all nearby lights off, though the glow in the sky was worse than usual, I assume because of the humidity. By eye, I could only see about a half dozen stars in the limited viewing area of my driveway. I was blocked by my house and trees below about 45degs, and completely blocked in the north and east, from about 350-90 degs.

I love the eVscope! From the time I decided to try some viewing/imaging to starting to view was about 15 minutes. I could not have done that in under an hour with any other scope/mount I have. The next several images are from this morning. Frankly I’m amazed they turned out so well with the viewing conditions I had.

First is M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy. I’ve posted this before, but I think this is a better shot, under worse conditions! Total exposure time was 10 minutes.

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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Mitche

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