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M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy), 



    
        

            Kyle Anthony
M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)
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M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)

M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy), 



    
        

            Kyle Anthony
M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)
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M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8"

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC-Pro

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro

Software: Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI  ·  Denoise AI  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  DeepSkyStacker (DSS) Version 4.2.3

Filters: Optolong L-eNhance Light Pollution Filter

Accessory: ASIair Pro  ·  Thousand Oaks Digital Dew Heater Controller


Dates:June 6, 2020

Frames:
Optolong L-eNhance Light Pollution Filter: 10x180" (30') (gain: 180.00) -10C bin 1x1
Optolong L-eNhance Light Pollution Filter: 6x300" (30') (gain: 180.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 1h

Darks: 10

Flats: 10

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 15.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.35%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3586758

RA center: 13h29m53s

DEC center: +47°1228

Pixel scale: 1.197 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 200.479 degrees

Field radius: 0.625 degrees


Resolution: 2660x2660

Data source: Backyard

Description

This isn't the best photo I know, but I am new to this field of photography and this is my second attempt at getting something from a nights work. Also not using a rig for Galaxies, on a full moon night, I am proud to finally get something coherent out of it. Lots of learning and work to do with taking the photo and post processing it, but I consider this a big victory and a big step forward in my astro-journey.

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Description: Played with color briefly - will dive in deeper on learning post processing, of course.

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M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy), 



    
        

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