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M51

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 254/1200 PDS

Imaging cameras: QHY CCD QHY163M

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Tecnosky Sharp Guide 70

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120mini

Software: PinInsight 1.8  ·  PHD2  ·  Adobe photoshop CC 2017 (64 bits)

Filters: IDAS 2" LPS D1  ·  Astronomik L 36 mm

Accessory: ZWO EAF Electronic Auto Focuser  ·  Baader Coma Corrector Baader MPCC Mark III 2"  ·  TS-Optics Dew Heater for secondary mirror (Newton)  ·  pegasus pocket power box PPBox


Dates:April 2, 2021April 4, 2021April 7, 2021April 8, 2021

Frames:
Astronomik Blue 36mm: 120x30" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik Green 36mm: 120x30" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik L 36 mm: 15x120" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik L 36 mm: 297x20" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik Red 36mm: 120x30" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.2 hours

Darks: ~57

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~101

Avg. Moon age: 23.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.97%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 19.55


Astrometry.net job: 4383651

RA center: 13h 29' 53"

DEC center: +47° 11' 45"

Pixel scale: 0.651 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.959 degrees

Field radius: 0.330 degrees


Resolution: 3000x2076

Data source: Backyard

Description

• Skywatcher 250/1200 PDS (10").
• Mount: Skywatcher N-EQ6 Pro (mod).
• Filters: IDAS LPS D1 (50,8mm 2"), Astronomik L, R, G, B (36 mm, RGB deepsky version).
• Accessories: Pocket Pegasus Astro, Beelink (mini pc), ZWO Eaf autofocuser, TS-Optics Dew Heater for secondary mirror (Newton).
• Camera: QHY163M mono camera.

• Lum: 297x20s, gain 120 e offset 30, -10°.
• Lum: 15x120s, gain 120 e offset 30, -10°.
• Red: 120x30s, gain 120 e offset 30, -10°.
• Green: 120x30s, gain 120 e offset 30, -10°.
• Blue: 120x30s, gain 120 e offset 30, -10°.

• Integration: 5.2 hours.
• Correction: Darks, Flats, Bias, Dark Flats.

• Skies quality: Bortle 5/10, SQM 19.55.
• Resolution: 0,65"/pixel.
• Original Field of view: 0.84° x 0.64°.

• Notes: Cropped, light polluttion, moonlight at 37%.

• Softwares: Pixinsight, Adobe Photoshop.

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