Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4277  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy (2020), 



    
        

            Victor Van Puyenbroeck
M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy (2020)
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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy (2020)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop-Service ONTC 8" f/4 Newton

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Teleskop-Service ONTC 8" f/4 Newton

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Focal reducers: TS-Optics Coma Corrector GPU

Software: PHD2  ·  PixInsight  ·  EQASCOM  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Accessory: ZWO Off Axis Guider  ·  ZWO EFW 8x31mm


Dates:March 31, 2020

Frames:Astrodon Lum Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 29x300" (gain: 74.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.4 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~20

Flat darks: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 6.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 40.50%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3392106

RA center: 13h 29' 54"

DEC center: +47° 11' 52"

Pixel scale: 0.977 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.393 degrees

Field radius: 0.327 degrees


Resolution: 1800x1600

Locations: Backyard, Herent, Belgium

Data source: Backyard

Description

145 min Luminance from 203 mm f/4 ONTC (2020)

126 min HaRGB from 80 mm f/4.8 apo (2019)

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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy (2020), 



    
        

            Victor Van Puyenbroeck