The Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici - M51

Imaged from Nova Scotia, Spring, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

LRGB Combination
Data
Altitude at culmination 87
Minimum Airmass Value (sec z) 1.0
Taking Camera SBIG STL-11002XM Nova Scotia Spring, 2015, ~mag 6.4 - @-20C
Imaging OTA AG Optics iDK 14.5"
Equivalent focal length and ratio 2465mm f/6.7
Mount Astro-Physics 1600GTO
Guiding PHD2/MMOAG/Lodestar X-2
LRGB L 47X10min, RGB 30 each 10min -Astrodon Gen 2 I series Filters. Binned 1X1
Acquisition Main Sequence Software-Sequence Generator Pro
Calibration and Stacking Darks, Flats and Bias - Stacked and calibrated with PixInsight
Processed PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Bob Franke's CCDBand-Aid

 

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