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Contains:  NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194

Image of the day 06/04/2014

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    m51 Luminance - SRO, 





    
        

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    m51 Luminance - SRO

    m51 Luminance - SRO

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Astro-Tech AT10RC

    Mount:Paramount ME

    Guiding telescope or lens:Astro-Tech AT10RC

    Guiding camera:QSI 683WSG

    Software:PixInsightDC-3 Dreams ACP + SchedulerMaximDL 5Focus Max

    Filter:Astrodon Lum G2E

    Resolution: 2956x1839

    Dates:May 25, 2014

    Frames: 14x900"

    Integration: 3.5 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 26.29 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 11.45%

    Astrometry.net job: 290576

    RA center: 202.479 degrees

    DEC center: 47.210 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.553 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -160.667 degrees

    Field radius: 0.268 degrees

    Locations: Sierra Remote Observatories, Auberry, CA, United States

    Description

    14x900s on M51, luminance only. AT10RC on a paramount ME, + QSI683, astrodon G2E L filter. a mag 7 star is just outside the FOV of the OTA and it seems to have cast some rays into the image. also there might be a little bit of bias strangeness going on...

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