M51 Whirlpool

M51 Whirlpool, by Simon Fletcher

M51 Whirlpool, by Simon Fletcher

Simon Fletcher

UK Hereford

Scope: Moonraker Dark Matter ED80 (mk1 prototype)
Mount: NEQ6 (PHD guided)
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (un-modded)
Filters: None

I took this image during a Astronomy for Beginners (A4B)Admin meet-up.
It was my first time that I have visited a Dark site,
and also the first time that I had imaged with the Moonraker.

Image consists of..
Lights: 13 x 5min
Darks: 13
Bias: 20
Flats: 20