Whirlpool Galaxy

M 51 = NGC 5194


Image M 51 = NGC 5194
EXIF Time 2011/01/06
Place WangMuDian, HuangPi, Wuhan, China
Telescope Skywatcher 8.0cm-refractor, f/7.5
Mount NEQ5 Pro
Camera Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS (ISO 1600)
Exposure 600 s x 12 frames
Processing 12 images stacked in DeepSkyStacker 3.2.2 with dark frames, flatfield frames, and bias frames applied; fixed with Fitswork V4.40, IRIS V5.56 and Photoshop CS3 Extended; 0.5x resized and cropped;
Comments images taken by WenYi Lee and Zhu Mao and processed by me; Stars faint to ~19m is visible within the image. Some other faint galaxies are also appreciably visible. Click to view a full resolution version.




Copyright © Man-To Hui (Wentao Xu)

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