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M-51 The Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Earl Hebert
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M-51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

Revision title: M-51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy with a Distant Quasar

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M-51 The Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Earl Hebert
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M-51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

Revision title: M-51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy with a Distant Quasar

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Explore Scientific ED APO 127mm f7.5 FCD-100 Alu HEX
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
Filters
Chroma Green · Chroma Lum · Chroma 36mm LRGB - Blue · Chroma 36mm LRGB - Red
Accessories
Hotech 2" SCA field flattener (SCA-FFT58) · Moonlite CFL 2.5 inch Large Format Refractor Focusers · ZWO ASIair Plus · ZWO EAF · ZWO EFW 7 x 36mm · ZWO OAG-L
Software
Adobe Photoshop · Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight · Topaz Labs DeNoise AI
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Explore Scientific ED APO 127mm f7.5 FCD-100 Alu HEX
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 21, 2022 ·  April 1, 2022 ·  April 23, 2022 ·  April 24, 2022 ·  April 25, 2022
Frames:
Chroma 36mm LRGB - Blue: 50x180" (2h 30') (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1x1
Chroma 36mm LRGB - Red: 100x180" (5h) (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1x1
Chroma Green: 50x180" (2h 30') (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1x1
Chroma Lum: 170x180" (8h 30') (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1x1
Integration:
18h 30'
Darks:
30
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
30
Bias:
30
Avg. Moon age:
17.59 days
Avg. Moon phase:
41.00%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
6.00

RA center: 13h29m54s.989

DEC center: +47°1146.80

Pixel scale: 0.823 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.145 degrees

Field radius: 0.805 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 5912x3852

Locations: Home, Woodbridge, VA, United States

Data source: Backyard

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Title: M-51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy with a Distant Quasar

Description: I reimaged this target with the purpose of trying to capture a very distant quasar that is in the field of view with M-51.

Quasar: [VV2006] J133004.8+472301
Distance: 11 Billion Light Years

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M-51 The Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            Earl Hebert