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M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
Zoomglass
clock 2014-03-28 0 comment(s)

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FactsA galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system consisting of stars, stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas and dust, and dark matter. Examples of galaxies range from dwarfs with as few as ten million stars to giants with one hundred trillion stars, each orbiting their galaxy's own center of mass.Factssource and more information wikipedia

Date: 2014-03-28
Location: Ekerö, Sweden
Temperature: -2 °C
Telescope: Meade LX200GPS 12" SCT
Camera: Nikon D5100
ISO: 800
Mount: Meade fork-mount
Exposure time: 65 X 60 sec + 11 X 180 sec
Reducer/flattener: F/6.3 reducer
Filter: Astronomik CLS
Other info: Autoguided with Lotus RT480 scope and QHY5L-II. Used PHD2 (2.2.1) guiding software.
Processing: Stacked and darks-subtracted in DeepSkyStacker. Processed in Photoshop CS6.

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