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M 51 Whirlpool Galaxy

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M 51 Whirlpool Galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 70Da
Mounts
iOptron GEM28
Filters
Astronomik UV-IR Block L-3 Clip Filter
Software
Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight · Adobe Lightroom 6 (Adobe Lightroom)
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
TS-Optics Deluxe 50 mm Guiding/Finder scope with micro focusing
Guiding Cameras
Lacerta MGEN 2

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 22, 2022
Frames:
Astronomik UV-IR Block L-3 Clip Filter: 102x120" (3h 24') ISO1600 f/5.6
Integration:
3h 24'
Darks:
42
Flats:
54
Flat darks:
48
Avg. Moon age:
19.20 days
Avg. Moon phase:
79.34%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00
Temperature:
7.00

RA center: 13h29m52s.30

DEC center: +47°1119.3

Pixel scale: 2.154 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.791 degrees

Field radius: 1.126 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3133x2093

Locations: Derendingen 454m, Solothurn, SO, Switzerland

Data source: Backyard

Description

OK, I'm on a lucky streak. My GEM28 didn't freeze the last 5 sessions. Great! But at the same time frustrating not to know what causes that annoying freezes...

f/5.6, 2x Drizzled and resized to original resolution

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