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Observation by Eric Watkins: M51-"The Whirlpool Galaxy"

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Eric Watkins

Observer

Eric Watkins

Observed

2017 Aug 21 - 00:45

Uploaded

2018 Aug 28 - 21:48

Objects

M51

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Constellation

Canes Venatici

Field centre

RA: 13h29m
Dec: +47°11'
Position angle: +7°11'

Field size

0°18' × 0°12'

Equipment
  • C14 Edge 0.356m @F7.7
  • ME Paramount GEM
  • QSI 532 ccd camera binned 3x3
  • Filters none, r'sloan and g'sloan
  • Processed using Pixinsight by M. Large
  • Plate scale 1.5"/Pix
Exposure

Clear 10 x 50sec. r'sloan 20 sec x 50 sec and g'sloan 20 x 50 sec

Location

North Essex

Target name

M51

Title

M51-"The Whirlpool Galaxy"

About this image

I'm not into imaging for it's own sake, but now and then I'll have a go.

A bit belated, but about time I put some of my work up.

Seeing was mediocre and processing was done by a friend, Mark Large.

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