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M51

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 150/750

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel XSi

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-SynScan


Dates:May 18, 2014

Frames: 76x60"

Integration: 1.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 82.53%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 280638

RA center: 13h 29' 43"

DEC center: +47° 13' 26"

Pixel scale: 1.429 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -78.415 degrees

Field radius: 0.643 degrees


Resolution: 2730x1746

Locations: Maison, Laval, Québec, Canada

Description

M51 from my backyard in extreme light pollution. The conditions weren't ideal, but it was the first time in 2014 that I had a chance (and time) to take the gear out. I was definitly feeling a bit rusty...

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M51, 



    
        

            Azaghal