M-51 Whirlpool Galaxy

M-51 Whirlpool Galaxy

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Object: Messier 51 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 5194) - Constellation Canes Venatici

Distance: 37 Million light years

Date(s) Taken: Various Dates from June 9th through July 14th, 2008

Telescope: Orion XT - 12 and Televue Paracorr

Camera: ST 2000 XM, Operating at -25 deg C sensor temperature, Water Cooling

Resolution: 0.89 Arc-seconds / Pixel

Exposures: 9 hours total duration

24 Luminance- 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

6 Red - 10 Minute Images binned 2x2

6 Green - 10 Minute Images binned 2x2

9 Blue - 10 Minute Images binned 2x2

M51 Collimation Map

M51 Flat Field Map

 

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