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Contains:  IC 4263, IC4263, IC4278, M 51, M51, NGC 5169, NGC 5194, NGC 5195, NGC 5198, NGC5169, NGC5173, NGC5195, NGC5198, Whirlpool Galaxy, Whirlpool galaxy
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M51 Widefield, 


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Dates:April 13, 2020

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 31mm: 12x60" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 31mm: 12x60" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance E-Series Gen 2 31mm: 12x60" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 31mm: 12x60" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.8 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 20.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 65.05%

Temperature: 16.00 job: 3436984

RA center: 13h 29' 50"

DEC center: +47° 8' 56"

Pixel scale: 0.672 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 97.285 degrees

Field radius: 0.852 degrees

Resolution: 7276x5526

Data source: Backyard


After a year of planning, I have my gear situated in Green Valley, AZ at a friend's house. Not in an observatory, but able to be used remotely when he is out imaging with his gear. This small stack of data on M51 is the first of about 37 hours of data I collected running my gear remotely over RDP during his first trip down to his AZ house. That is almost as much data as I have posted so far! Lots to process but this was my first one I did while remembering how to run all my post processing tools again :)



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M51 Widefield, 



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