Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4263  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51, the Whirpool galaxy, 



    
        

            Erik Pirtala
M51, the Whirpool galaxy
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M51, the Whirpool galaxy

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M51, the Whirpool galaxy, 



    
        

            Erik Pirtala
M51, the Whirpool galaxy
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M51, the Whirpool galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
GSO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian Telescope
Imaging Cameras
ASI1600MM-C
Mounts
SkyWatcher EQ-6 Pro, SkyWatcher EQ-6 Pro
Filters
Astrodon E-Series Luminance Red, Green, Blue
Accessories
Sky-watcher f/4 Aplnatic coma corrector
Software
Sequence Generator Pro Seqence Generator Pro · PixInsight, Photoshop

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 9, 2021
Frames:
259x120" (8h 38')
Integration:
8h 38'
Avg. Moon age:
25.70 days
Avg. Moon phase:
15.72%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5636292

RA center: 13h29m46s.8

DEC center: +47°1200

Pixel scale: 1.295 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 100.343 degrees

Field radius: 0.481 degrees

Resolution: 2019x1752

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

13 hours of LRGB of this beautiful galaxy. Shot remotely from our private remote observatory from Kangaslampi, Eastern Finland.

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Description: Tried to scretch the faint dust lanes more, and included a wider wield of view showing various of other galaxies

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M51, the Whirpool galaxy, 



    
        

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