Astrophotography of Galaxies



M51, Whirlpool Galaxy, NGC 5194

M51, Whirlpool Galaxy


Date: March 30, 2005

Telescope: Celestron NexStar 8 GPS Alt/Az f/6.3

Camera: Meade DSI color I

Exposure: 12 2-min subframes (24 min total) unguided

Comments: One of the few unguided 2 minute exposures that succeeded.




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