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



    
        

            Jeff Dorman
M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Jeff Dorman
M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO Triplet
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI2600mc PRO Deep Sky Imaging Camera
Accessories
Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox · Skywatcher Field Fattener for Esprit 120 ED
Software
Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
ZWO 60/280
Guiding Cameras
zwo 290MM

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 19, 2021
Frames:
55x180" (2h 45')
Integration:
2h 45'
Avg. Moon age:
7.13 days
Avg. Moon phase:
47.32%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4254211

RA center: 13h29m42s.2

DEC center: +47°0900

Pixel scale: 0.901 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 140.733 degrees

Field radius: 0.485 degrees

Resolution: 2865x2605

Locations: Houston Astronomical Society Dark Site, Columbus, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

-30 darks

-25 flats

-25 dark flats

Processed using Pixinsight and tweeking done in Photoshop Camera Raw filter

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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Jeff Dorman