Astrophotography – Imaging the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) – also known as NGC 5194 – is a big spiral galaxy in constellation Canes Venatici.

Date2013/03/03
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectM51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminance4x, 400s, bin: 1x1
Red3x, 100s, bin: 2x2
Green3x, 100s, bin: 2x2
Blue3x, 100s, bin: 2x2
Darknone
Flatnone
Total exposure~42min.

Clear skies!

Last updated: June 21, 2022 at 20:46 pm

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