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Observation by Ian Rothwell: M51

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Ian Rothwell

Observer

Ian Rothwell

Observed

2019 Mar 27 - 23:35

Uploaded

2019 Mar 28 - 21:07

Objects

M51

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Constellation

Canes Venatici

Field centre

RA: 13h29m
Dec: +47°11'
Position angle: +111°16'

Field size

0°31' × 0°25'

Equipment
  • Skywatcher Explorer 150P
  • ZWO ASI1600MMPro-Cool
Exposure

14 x 60s L, 10 x90s R, 10 x 90s G, 10 x 90s B

Location

Bournemouth

Target name

M51

Title

M51

About this image

M51 is probably my favourite spiral galaxy. I gave my narrow-band filters a rest for this one and went for LRGB. Unfortunately, I'd left the focus set for an earlier narrow-band imaging session so it isn't as crisp as it could be.

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