Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4263  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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            Theodore Arampatzoglou
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 110

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST-10XME

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics zenithstar 1 80x480

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI C

Software: PixInsight  ·  PHD Guiding  ·  CCDStack  ·  Photoshop  ·  Software Bisque TheSky6 Pro  ·  Imagenomic Noiseware professional  ·  eqmod  ·  ccdsoft

Filters: Baader Planetarium 1.25" LRGB

Dates:March 17, 2020

Frames: 132x300"

Integration: 11.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.76%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3383624

RA center: 13h 28' 43"

DEC center: +47° 12' 43"

Pixel scale: 0.910 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.312 degrees

Field radius: 0.627 degrees

Resolution: 4076x2832

Locations: Via Lactea Observatory, Paramithia, Epirus, Greece

Data source: Backyard


An early version of M51 with 11 hours in luminance, waiting for clear skies to add color.


Sky plot

Sky plot




            Theodore Arampatzoglou