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


            Angelo F. Gambino
M51 - The Whirpool Galaxy
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M51 - The Whirpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8" SCT C8 - riflettore aplanatico Cassegrain – diametro 200 mm – f/10 – focale 2.032 mm.

Imaging cameras: ASI 1600MM Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 MC Color

Focal reducers: Celestron f6.3 focal reducer/field flattener

Software: KStars Ekos/INDI  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripely

Filters: ZWO 1.25" LRGB

Integration: 0.0 hours

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3029546

RA center: 13h 29' 46"

DEC center: +47° 12' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.631 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 123.154 degrees

Field radius: 0.397 degrees

Resolution: 1444x995

Data source: Traveller


LRGB image of M51 taken during the 18th Star Party in Petralia Soprana (PA) on July 2018.


Sky plot

Sky plot


M51 - The Whirpool Galaxy, 


            Angelo F. Gambino