M51 in LRGB


Ãlvaro Ibáñez Pérez

Nerpio, Spain

Telescope: TS115 Triplet APO refractor
Mount: Takahashi EM-400
Camera: CCD Atik 460EX mono + Baader LRGB filters
Guider: Lunático EZG-60 + SXLodestar
Focus: RoboFocus + AstroMatic
Adquisition: MaximDL + AstroMatic
Processing: PixInsight Core 1.8 + PS
L: 20x600s bin1 -10ºC from Navas de Estena (Ciudad Real, Spain)
RGB: 17x600s bin1 -10ºC each channel from Nerpio (Albacete, Spain)

Photographed with good sky and New Moon. Good seeing 5/5. Galactic cannibalism is common in our universe, Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) is an example.