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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy (April 2021), 



    
        

            Taylor Ryle
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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy (April 2021)

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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy (April 2021), 



    
        

            Taylor Ryle
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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy (April 2021)

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 11, 2021
Frames:
50×300(4h 10′)
Integration:
4h 10′
Avg. Moon age:
28.97 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.35%

RA center: 13h29m50s.38

DEC center: +47°1201.8

Pixel scale: 2.101 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.183 degrees

Field radius: 1.198 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2900x2907

File size: 7.3 MB

Locations: Home, Cedar Valley, UT, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is one of my first images I took after getting a proper mount and CMOS camera. Also the first time I tried guiding. Can't remember the exact date I took it but it was April 2021. Was more curious of what my Z61ii could do. Can't remember what exposure times I was doing but I believe it was 300" probably around 3 to 4 hours worth. I wish I had kept more information on this image.

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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy (April 2021), 



    
        

            Taylor Ryle