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Messier 51

M51 by Gerard van den Braak

Object data

Object type:

M 51 (NGC 5194-5)

Size object:

11.2 x 6.9 arcmin.

Magnitude:

8.1 / 8.9

Constellation:

Canes Vanatici (Jachthonden)

Distance:

31.000.000LY

 

 

Exposure data

Date, time

2007-04-15   ~03.00 hour

Julian day number

2454 205

Location:

Zuidlaren, the Netherlands

Telescope:

Sugar-3 telescope 255mm F5  Newton

Camera:

ST 2000XM CFW10

Filters:

L: 4x5 min

  R: 3x 5 min
  G: 3x5 min
  B: 3x5min

Temperature outside:

-120C

Temperature CCD:

-150C

Binning:

3x3

Field of view: 32x24 arcmins

Imaged by:

Gerard van den Braak

Processing tools:

CcdSoft, Photoshop CS

Notes: