Whirlpool Galaxy

Whirlpool Galaxy by Steve Porter, Bardsey Island, North Wales, UK.

Steve Porter

Bardsey Island, North Wales

This latest version is just over six hour’s worth of five minute exposures taken through a modified EOS 6D at iso 1600 . The camera was mounted on a Meade 10†LX 200 ACF .

This is one of my favourite astro targets; there is so much to see in this galaxy and it richly rewards the imaging time devoted to it . From the interaction area with its companion galaxy through to the many areas of hydrogen nebulae it is such a treasure trove of galactic activity .