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Galactic Vortex (M51), 



    
        

            Scott Denning
Galactic Vortex (M51)
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Galactic Vortex (M51)

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Galactic Vortex (M51), 



    
        

            Scott Denning
Galactic Vortex (M51)
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Galactic Vortex (M51)

Technical card

Dates:March 25, 2019

Integration: 0

Avg. Moon age: 19.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 76.07%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4220737

RA center: 13h29m42s.5

DEC center: +47°1055

Pixel scale: 0.527 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 199.602 degrees

Field radius: 0.364 degrees


Resolution: 4086x2844

Locations: Home, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

M51 April 23-25

C8 EdgeHD @f7 FL=1488 mm

L: 58x120s

R: 52x120s

G: 68x120s

B: 80x120s

Collected Ha too, but had no end of trouble processing so gave up!

Calibrated, Debayered, SubframeSelected, Weighted, Aligned, Linear Fit Integrated

Color Combined

Photometric Color Calibration

Gentle Denoise with MLT

Deconvolution

Histogram stretch to nonlinear

TGV Denoise

Star reduction with mask & Morphological transformation

Curves transformation

Saturation boost

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Sky plot

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Galactic Vortex (M51), 



    
        

            Scott Denning