M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy



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Date: April 2009
Location: Kelling Heath Star Party and Riberac in France
Exposure: 60 x 5min at Kelling Heath PLUS 30 x 5min at Riberac
Telescope: Celestron C11 with F6.3 reducer on Skywatcher EQ6 mount.
Camera: Modified Canon EOS 350D
Guiding: Nikkor 300mm lens with x2 teleconverter & modified Toucam webcam.
Filters: IR filter
Processing: Stacked in IRIS and asinh range compression applied. Scaled 2/3. Mild deconvolution applied
Comments: This is a synthesis of 2 images taken on separate nights.