Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4263  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: CFF 185

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI-6200 MC

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount Paramount ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 80mm ShortTube 80x400

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: SGP  ·  Adobe Systems Inc. photoshop CS6  ·  PixInsight  ·  PHD Guiding 2

Accessory: Optec Pyxis rotator 3"  ·  CFF Flattener


Dates:Feb. 17, 2021

Frames: 66x300"

Integration: 5.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.11%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4233001

RA center: 13h 29' 51"

DEC center: +47° 10' 51"

Pixel scale: 1.170 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.406 degrees

Field radius: 0.477 degrees


Resolution: 2304x1823

Locations: Eye in the Sky, Raspay, Spain

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Eye In The Sky

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Description: M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51 and NGC 5194, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus. It lies in the constellation Canes Venatici, and was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy. Its distance is estimated to be 31 million light-years away from Earth. Feb 2021, CFF-185 APO & ASI 6200 MC camera + TEC-140 & SBIG STL 11000 Camera. 69 x 300 Sec. Location: “Eye in the Sky” Telescope hosting, Raspay, Spain. (c) Andre van Zegveld, febr 2021

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