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M 51, Whirlpool Galaxy

Submitted by Planewave Instruments

© van den Berg, Mike; Ippel, Mathijn We have imaged M51 with a PlaneWave CDK17 for the luminance data and with a PlaneWave CDK12,5 for the RGB data.

Totally we made 260 frames and each frame is exposed for 30 minutes binning 1×1.

We started the project on 23-03-2011 and in may 2011 we ended it.

Image processing has been done in CCDStack version 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.

LRGB = 4740:1020:1020:1020 minutes.