Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Skywatcher Quattro 200 CF
Atik 428EX Mono
Baader LRGB filters
This image was created from data collected over two nights, 20 & 21 March. I was really surprised at how bright M51 is, normally I need over 20 hours to get a nice crisp detailed image but this one took just over 11 hours.
It was pleasant to process and I didn’t have to work very hard to bring out the detail, certainly one I will have to get printed for my shed.