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Observatory Parameters
Dec 18
Clouds: Seeing:
New Moon
07:27 17:29
New Moon:Today!
M51 m51 150sec @ 800iso Location: Backyard Lake Granbury, Granbury, Texas, United States
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  • Imaging telescope / lens: Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrogr h
  • Imaging camera: Canon 6D
  • Mount: iOptron iEQ45 Pro
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Orion 9x50 finder-guider
  • Guiding camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
  • Processed with: BackyardEOS

Frames / Subs




Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 5,568 x 3,708 pixels
  • Image Scale: 1.666 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 2º 34' 23''
  • RA Center: 13h 29m 16s
  • DEC Center: 47º 19' 25''
  • Orientation: -68.706 degrees E of N

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