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NGC 5194; M51; Whirlpool Galaxy

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NGC 5194

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Object(s): NGC 5194 and NGC 5195; M51; Whirlpool Galaxy; interacting galaxy pair
Telescope: Meade 12" LX200GPS f/3.7
Camera: Meade DSI Pro II w/ proprietary cooler
Mount: Meade Superwedge, permanent pier
Focus: GoldFocus Mask and Analysis Software v2.0
Autoguide: GoldGuide v2.0 w/ Orion 102mm Mak-Cass f/12.0, Meade DSI Pro I
Exposure: L:R:G:B = 95:35:35:35 minutes
Process: proprietary software and AIP4Win v2.3
FOV: 17' x 14' (approx.)
Date(s): 16-17 May 2009
Credit: Copyright © 2009 Jeff Winter, click for Inquiries