Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4263  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 at -34° South, 



    
        

            Todd
M51 at -34° South
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M51 at -34° South

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M51 at -34° South, 



    
        

            Todd
M51 at -34° South
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M51 at -34° South

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 200/1000 Newton 8" PDS

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD 163C

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30F4 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD 5L-II-C

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  GIMP


Dates:April 18, 2021

Frames: 19x300" (1h 35')

Integration: 1h 35'

Avg. Moon age: 5.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.77%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4749842

RA center: 13h29m58s

DEC center: +47°1308

Pixel scale: 0.781 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 170.227 degrees

Field radius: 0.503 degrees


Resolution: 3322x3234

Locations: South Australia, Palmer, SA, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

Not the best M51 you'll find on here, but I am happy with this capture when it was transiting 9° from the horizon here in South Australia.

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M51 at -34° South, 



    
        

            Todd