M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

Posted by wmyers
on Friday, March 20, 2009
The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and NGC 5195 by Wynn Myers Image was taken from a dark sky spot near Uwharrie, NC. Feb. 21, 2009. Seeing was excellent. The temp was 15 deg. F. * Orion 120ED Refractor * Atlas EQ-G mount * Orion Starshoot autoguider * Canon 350D DSLR - self modified • 21x-5 min @ 800 ISO lights, darks * Captured and Processed in Nebulosity (Mac version) * Post Processing in Photoshop CS4
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