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Messier 51

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About this observation
Observer
Simon Edwins
Time of observation
05/03/2016 - 00:00
Object
M51
Observing location
Bedfordshire, UK
Equipment
Atik 460
Exposure
4h 17m
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This image of M51 is comprised of data collected by Simon on consecutive evenings of 4th and 5th March 2016. The exposure details are:

Luminance: 19x 360s binned 1x1
Red: 10x 180s + 5x 240s binned 2x2
Green: 9x 180s + 5x 240s binned 2x2
Blue: 10x 180s + 4x240s binned 2x2

So, a total of 4h17m data.

Simon used an Atik 460 monochrome camera at prime focus on an 8" F4.5 Orion Optics CT8 reflector.  Stacking was carried out using Nebulosity with post processing in Photoshop.

This image was taken from his home in Bedfordshire.

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