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M51 whirlpool with DSLR


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Morning all:hello2:...hope many of you were able to do some imaging last night. I photographed M51 the whirlpool galaxy with my DSLR. heres what i did:

Failand 8.4.11 4th attempt at imaging M51

Orion 150 6"

Canon 20d

800 asa

30 subs 100 seconds

20 darks 100 seconds

20 bias 1/4000th sec

stacked in DSS

Processed in photoshop 6 & pixinsight

I know it falls way short of what else is on this site:eek:, so i would appreciate any advice.



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Bob, nice image

Funny enough, I did the same last night. Here's my effort


Canon 350D - Borrowed from a fellow SGL memeber

6 x 30sec @ ISO 800 + 2 x 30sec darks at same ISO

Processed in DeepSky Stacker and cropped in Photoshop CS

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