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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 4263  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Russell Valentine
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Guidescope

Imaging cameras: Canon T3i 600D Canon 600d

Mounts: StarSync Tracker SSTEQ25

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade 8X50 finder scope

Guiding cameras: QHY5-II Mono

Software: Darktable  ·  INDI/Ekos  ·  GIMP  ·  PHD II

Dates:March 29, 2020

Frames: 32x180"

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.08%

Basic astrometry details job: 3367818

RA center: 13h 29' 44"

DEC center: +47° 12' 3"

Pixel scale: 2.074 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 288.010 degrees

Field radius: 0.538 degrees

Resolution: 1523x1080

Locations: Lawrence, KS, Lawrence, Kansas, United States

Data source: Backyard



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License: Attribution Creative Commons

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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Russell Valentine