Whirlpool Galaxy


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 .