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

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO 8" f/5 Newton

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro SyncScan VTSB Upgrade 3

Guiding telescopes or lenses: GSO 8" f/5 Newton

Software: ASCOM Platform 6  ·  Stellarium Scope  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto Pixinsight Core 1.8  ·  Stellarium  ·  Alignmaster  ·  EQMod EQASCOM

Accessory: Lacerta Off Axis Guider  ·  Pal Gyulai GPU coma corrector  ·  Gerd Neumann Aurora Flat-Field Panel  ·  Poseidon EQ6-USB-Adapter V2.0


Dates:May 25, 2014

Frames: 12x600" ISO800

Integration: 2.0 hours

Flats: ~40

Flat darks: ~40

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 26.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.45%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: 12.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 287951

RA center: 13h 29' 55"

DEC center: +47° 12' 50"

Orientation: -168.343 degrees

Field radius: 0.266 degrees


Resolution: 620x370

Locations: Münsterland, bei Billerbeck, NRW, Germany

Description

M51 2014-05-25

120min. (12x600sec. ISO800), 40 Flats, 40 Flatdarks, 40 Biasframes
GSO 200/1000 Newton (selfmade tuning)
Skywatcher NEQ6 Synscan (VTSB mod)
Canon EOS 60D (Ha-mod)
GPU Coma Corrector
Autoguiding per Lacerta Off Axis Guider, Alccd5L-IIc, PHD2 Guiding
Dithering per BackyardEOS

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