M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici

M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici by Pat Rodgers.

M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici by Pat Rodgers.

Pat Rodgers

Huddersfield U.K

Baader ccd LRGB filters. Baader 7.5nm Ha filter. Captured using Artemis.
Guide scope: SW ST80. Guide camera: ZWO ASI130mm. PHD2.
Processed in Pixinsight

Taken over 4 nights from the 7th March 16 to the 5th of April. This still needs some more Luminance to bring out the dust tail some more but given the amount of clouds for the last 15 months, who knows when they’ll be gathered?
Still one of my best images without the extra Luminance.

2016-04-05T00:00:00

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