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Contains:  NGC 5198, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263, NGC 5173, NGC 5169
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M 51 Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Alessandro Merga...
M 51 Whirlpool Galaxy

M 51 Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Sky-Watcher Quattro 10 f/4 Carbon fiber

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 450D Baader

Mount:Sky-Watcher NEQ6

Guiding telescope or lens:Sky-Watcher 70/500

Guiding camera:Magzero MZ-5m

Software:Adobe Photoshop CS6

Filter:Astronomik CLS 2"

Accessory:Baader MPCC

Resolution: 4254x2764

Dates:May 3, 2014

Frames: 21x420" ISO800

Integration: 2.5 hours

Darks: ~17

Flats: ~42

Bias: ~36

Avg. Moon age: 4.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.96%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Temperature: 7.00 job: 287526

RA center: 202.430 degrees

DEC center: 47.196 degrees

Orientation: 91.377 degrees

Field radius: 0.748 degrees

Locations: Lago Delio, Maccagno, Varese, Italy


Windy night 30 - 40 Km/h



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Sky plot

Sky plot


M 51 Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Alessandro Merga...