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Whirlpool Galaxy
M51
Object
Type Spiral Galaxy
Constellation Canes Venatici
Distance 37,000,000 ly
More Info
Image
Date 30 Jan 2009 (Winter)
Place Little Blair Valley, Anza-Borrego Desert, CA
Exposure Data LRGB 120:60:60:60 mins @ -20C
Lum 12x10, R 6x10, G 6x10, B 6x10 (bin 1x1)
Notes
Equipment
Optics Takahashi MT200 Newtonian
Focal Length 960mm @f/4.8
Mount Astro-Physics 900GTO
Camera SBIG ST-2000XM
Focuser Starlight Feather Touch Micro Focuser
Filters CFW10A, Astrodon LRGB
Software CCD Commander, MaxIm DL, CCDStack, Photoshop

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