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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy


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About this observation
Martina McGovern
Time of observation
24/06/2020 - 23:36
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
Observing location
Near Cambridge city UK, Bortle approx 4
Celestron Edge HD 8” SCT, SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO
ZWO ASI294MC Pro, main camera
ZWO ASIAir Pro, ZWO EAF (Electronic Automatic Focuser) & Dual-Speed 2-inch Crayford Focuser for SCT’s
ZWO 60mm Guide scope, ZWO ASI120MM mini, Guide camera

Gain 160, Camera TEC Temp -10C

180sec x 24 lights no filter, with Dithering on.

180sec x 5 Darks, No Flats or No Dark Flats – too early in my learning curve!

Software: Deep sky stacker then Photoshop (playing with basic features) + Topaz DeNoise AI.

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