M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy



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Date: 9 March 2008
Location: Riberac, France
Exposure: 24 x 5min exposures at ISO800
Telescope: Celestron C11 with F6.3 reducer on Skywatcher EQ6 mount.
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Guiding: Nikkor 300mm lens with Philips SPC900 webcam.
Filters: None
Processing: Stacking, arcsinh range compression, in IRIS.
Comments: M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy from dark skies. This one was taken in France with a much shorter total exposure than the previous one.