M51-The Whirlpool Galaxy

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M51, NGC5194, 5195
Constellation: Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs)
Type: Galaxy
Position: RA13h29.9m 
Magnitude: 8.1
Exposure: Composite of two images using LRGB technique.
RGB: Taken 5-16-96
1 X 15 minutes on hypered Konika SRG3200
Luminance: Taken 4-25-03.
1 X 45 minutes on hypered Tech Pan.
Processing: Images were aligned in Registar, combined in Photoshop. 
Levels, curves, color balance adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Meade 10" SCT OTA mounted on a Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount.
Guided with SBIG ST-4.
Notes: None.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2002

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