M51 Whirlpool Galaxy

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Ian Russell

Oxfordshire, UK

This is M51 the Whirlpool Galaxy taken on 20 April 2013 with my Atik 490ex and Celestron Edge HD 11. I bought this scope in order to capture this type of target and I am pleased with the results.

Scope: Celestron Edge HD 11 with Optec Lepus focal reducer @ f/6.2, 1736mm focal length
Camera: Atik 460ex, @ -20c
Mount: CGEM DX
Guiding: Atik OAG, QHY IMG0H, PHD

This is M51 the Whirlpool Galaxy taken on 20 April 2013 with my Atik 490ex and Celestron Edge HD 11. I am quite pleased with the result given that the moon was 62% lit.

31 x 300s, no darks, no flats.

2013-04-20T00:00:00

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