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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

Greg M

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I managed a night under dark skies last night so I decided to re-visit M51 again. The last time I shot M51 was with my ED127 and 1600mm camera.
This time is with the ED152 and 2600mm.
Chroma RGB filters. Seeing wasn't that great so the stars are a bit bloated. I also only managed 2 hours of each filter, Red, Green & Blue so I wasn't very selective on frames and just stacked them all. My plan is to get even more RGB data on future visits along with some Ha data to add to this beginning.
Lots of tiny faint galaxies in this frame along with M51.
This was a quick 30 minute processing job. I'm not going to do anything further with it till I have more data.


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