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M51 - spring 2016


Equipment: ZWO ASI185 at prime focus of SW 8" F/6 Newton, HEQ5, TS 60mm F/4 guidescope, QHY5IILc guidecam

Data: 72x60s lights, 16x60s darks, no filters - full spectrum, originally captured at 0.64"/pixel but binned 2x2 for effective resolution of 1.28"/pixel

Software: SIPS capture, PHD2 guiding, DSS stacking, Nebulosity4 processing

Conditions: red zone, Moon 66.8% illuminated at 64 degrees to target

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Astrophoto by vlaiv

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Wow--this is nice.  It looks like it would look through the worlds best eyepiece.  It may not be the most detailed image, but it evokes all the details.  Quite amazing. 

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