M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy

 

M51

Object:
M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici
Coordinates:
RA = 13h 29.9m, DEC = +47 12'
Telescope:
Televue NP-101 (4-inch f/5.4 APO refractor)
Mount:
Losmandy G11 German Equatorial
Guide Scope:
Stellarvue S80/9D refractor supported by a Robin Casady TGAD (Tandem Guidescope Aiming Device)
Guide Camera:
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider with PHD guiding software
Imaging Camera:
Canon 20Da
Filters/Exposures:
Six 10-minute exposures @ ISO 800, stacked and processed in Photoshop
Shooting Location:
Gates County, NC
Date/Time:
01 May 2011 @ 04:21 UTC
Comments:
There is a faint satellite trail lower left corner of this frame.