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

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The Whirlpool Galaxy-M51

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade Starfinder 8

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD 163m

Mounts: Losmandy GM-8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: MEADE 50mm Finder Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Software: Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy  ·  Open Guiding PHD2 Guiding  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS4 Photoshop CS4

Filters: Orion SkyGlow Imaging Filter  ·  Blue  ·  Green  ·  Red

Accessory: Baader MPCC coma corrector  ·  Rigel Systems Focuser


Dates:March 12, 2021

Frames:
Blue: 60x60" (1h) bin 2x2
Green: 60x60" (1h) bin 2x2
Orion SkyGlow Imaging Filter: 240x60" (4h) (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 2x2
Red: 60x60" (1h) bin 2x2

Integration: 7h

Darks: 100

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 28.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.88%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4312353

RA center: 13h30m01s.4

DEC center: +47°1134

Pixel scale: 1.278 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.852 degrees

Field radius: 0.575 degrees


Resolution: 2578x1962

Data source: Backyard

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