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Contains:  M 51, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy
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M51 - Merry Christmas, 



    
        

            nazarine
M51 - Merry Christmas
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M51 - Merry Christmas

Technical card


Dates:Dec. 25, 2019

Frames: 70x120" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.3 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 28.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.59%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Temperature: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3139987

RA center: 13h 29' 52"

DEC center: +47° 10' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.799 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 327.742 degrees

Field radius: 0.492 degrees


Resolution: 3792x2290

Locations: backyard, wokingham, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

Weather forecast lied - i was supposed to have clear skies from 11pm until dawn - in the end only patches (5 mins worth) of clear skies appeared up until 2am - during these patches i focused, drift aligned and found my target.
I then set it going capturing 122 images - of which i ended up rejecting 52 because of cloud cover / wind movement

Final image had 70x2 minute subs

I suffered on Xmas morning though as the cold i was almost shaking off - came back with avengence and put a small damper on the day

but ... the final image i am pleased with - so all good :)

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M51 - Merry Christmas, 



    
        

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