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, 



    
        

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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

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600mc PRO Deep Sky Imaging Camera

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60/280

Guiding cameras: zwo 290MM

Focal reducers: Skywatcher Field Fattener for Esprit 120 ED

Software: Sequence Generator Pro

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox


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: 13h 29' 42"

DEC center: +47° 9' 0"

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