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Observatory Parameters
Jan 21
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
10:02 21:49
M51 Frames: Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2" IDAS LPS P2 2": 18x600" -20C bin 1x1 Location: Soragna, Soragna, PR, Italy
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Whirlpool Galaxy, Astrophotography by djastro


  • Imaging telescope / lens: Tecnosky 115/800 115/800
  • Imaging camera: QHY8L
  • Mount: EQ6
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Tecnosky 115/800 115/800
  • Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Lodestar Autoguider
  • Accessories: Field flattener Focal reducer Astro h AT2FF
  • Processed with: photoshop

Frames / Subs




Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 2,053 x 1,335 pixels
  • Image Scale: 1.981 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 1º 07' 49''
  • RA Center: 13h 29m 59s
  • DEC Center: 47º 01' 20''
  • Orientation: 95.242 degrees E of N

Sky Maps


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