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



    
        

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Messier 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy
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Messier 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Ritchey-Chrétien 6" f/9

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Evostar 72ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI533MC Pro

Software: APT Astro Photograhy Tool  ·  StarTools 7  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  PHD2 Guiding Open Guiding

Filters: ZWO IR CUT


Dates:March 31, 2021April 1, 2021April 2, 2021

Frames:ZWO IR CUT: 575x60" (gain: 100.00) -5C

Integration: 9.6 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 18.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.55%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4371672

RA center: 13h 29' 54"

DEC center: +47° 11' 56"

Pixel scale: 0.737 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.118 degrees

Field radius: 0.405 degrees


Resolution: 2740x2851

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand-design spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici.

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