M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy – LRGB and Ha

May 16, 2019 - Comment

Photographer Greg Polanski Electronic mail gpolanski@teksavvy.com Location of picture This picture was taken at The Darkish Sky Protect in North Frontenac, Plevna, ON, Canada Date/Time of picture Taken on April 11, 2019 Tools Tools used: Imaging telescope or lens:Sky Watcher 150/750 Sky Watcher Black Diamond Imaging digicam:QHY163M Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 60mm Multi-Use Information Scope


Photographer

Greg Polanski

Electronic mail

gpolanski@teksavvy.com

Location of picture

This picture was taken at The Darkish Sky Protect in North Frontenac, Plevna, ON, Canada

Date/Time of picture

Taken on April 11, 2019

Tools

Tools used: Imaging telescope or lens:Sky Watcher 150/750 Sky Watcher Black Diamond Imaging digicam:QHY163M Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 60mm Multi-Use Information Scope with Helical Focuser Guiding digicam:Orion Starshoot Autoguider Focal reducer:Sky-Watcher Coma corrector f/5 Filters:Baader 2″ Lum, Baader 2″ Blue, Baader 2″ Inexperienced, Baader 2″ Pink Equipment:PrimaLuceLab Sesto Senso Robotic Focusing Motor, QHYCCD QHYCFW3-M

Description

The Whirlpool Galaxy is a spiral galaxy that’s comparatively near Earth – about 30 million light-years away. It accommodates about 100 billion stars. M51 has radius of 30,000 mild years. Closing picture of this galaxy was created by combining 80 Three-minute exposures within the course of known as stacking.

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