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.

First attempt at trying to image a galaxy at focal length F10. Tracking and auto guiding was able to cope with 5 minute exposures. Captured a nice blue colour in the spiral arms.

26 five minute light frames at iso1600. 20 dark, bias and flats. Deep sky Stacker and Photoshop.