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M51 Whirlpool first attempt


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This is my version of of M51 the whirlpool  galaxy and a couple more fuzzies

The data has being collected over a few nights and heavily cropped.  

Telescope - 102mm APO ES refractor on a AVX mount

Camera- Canon 70d unmoded iso800 with a IDAS-D2 filter.  

Duration 15hours of  300s lights frames

Darks, flats and bias frames also taken


Guided with PHD2 and processed in PS

Cheers thanks for looking, and of course any improvements welcome




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On 17/05/2023 at 18:58, MessierMatt said:

This is amazing.  I know I cannot get anywhere near this with my set up but very inspiring.

Cheers, If I  can anyone can. 😁 Taken a while but worth the perseverance. Still  not as good as many other people's efforts though

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