M101 Pinwheel Galaxy


Chris Maher


Altair Astro Hypercam 183c v2. Celestron 8″ EdgeHD & f7.1 reducer @1400mm on a AVX mount. Acquired with Sharpcap Pro & calibrated in DSS64. Processed with Startools.

My first real DSO image. Using a OSC Camera is turning point for me. But poor conditions in the UK this Winter meant breaking the Data collection in to several nights between April & May. I’d collected 3.5 hours in April originally but the image didn’t pop out. This is just under 8 hours integration of 180, 240 & 300s exposures from the light polluted NE.