The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

Posted by tkerr
on Sunday, February 28, 2010

by Tim Kerr


Stray light from a street light, high winds and poor astronomical seeing were working against me, but I shot it any ways.

Messier 51 Whirlpool Galaxy
Date: 2009 March 20
Location: Hubert, North Carolina USA.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT/350D
Prime focus on Celestron C6R-GT, 6" f/8 achromatic Refractor.
Exposures: ISO 800, 55, 120 seconds.

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