M51 Whirlpool Galaxy


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Celestron c11 sct, skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount, Canon Eos 1100d self-modified and Astronomik CLS CCD clip filter.

Waiting for 6 months to have another go at imaging the Whirlpool galaxy. It was a bit low in the sky but I couldn’t resist such a beautiful object.

24 five minute light frames at iso1600. 20 dark, bias and flats. Deep sky Stacker and Gimp. Cropped to 2477 x 1881 pixels.