M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy

 

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Object:
M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici
Coordinates:
RA = 13h 29.9m, DEC = +47 12'
Telescope:
Meade 10" f/8 ACF
Mount:
Losmandy G11 German Equatorial
Guide Scope:
Orion Short Tube 80 refractor
Guide Camera:
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider with PHD guiding software
Imaging Camera:
QSI 583ws
Filters/Exposures:
Astrodon LRGBHa --- Five 10-minute exposures each filter, processed in MaximDL and Photoshop CS6
Shooting Location:
Coinjock, NC (East Coast Star Party)
Date/Time:
02 June 2014
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