26. April 2011: Galaxy M51


Markus Breidenich, Tim Valder



One of the most beautiful spring galaxies, the Whirlpool galaxy M51 in Canes Venatici, has been recorded by Markus Breidenich with a Skywatcher 254/1200 reflector and a Canon EOS 450 camera, manual guiding with an ED80 guidescope. Four images with 5 minutes exposure time have been stacked. Image processing with Fitswork and Photoshop was made by Tim Valder.




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