M51
The Whirlpool Galaxy is an interacting, grand-design, spiral galaxy located at a distance of approximately 23 million light-years in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is one of the most famous spiral galaxies in the sky.
Equipment: Exposure details: Location:
Telescope: TEC180FL
Mount: Astro Physics Mach1GTO
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Filters: Astrodon LRGB
Luminance: 13x5min
Red: 11x5min
Green: 11x5min
Blue: 11x5min
Chalkida, Euvoia, Greece
N 38o30'02'' - E 23o33'26''
Elevation:0m
11 July 2008
Image details:
Acquisition: MaxImDL Reduction/stacking: MaxImDL RGB weights: G2V Star
RGB combine: MaxImDL LRGB creation: Photoshop CS3
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