Astrophotography of Galaxies

M51, Whirlpool Galaxy, NGC 5194

M51, Whirlpool Galaxy

Date: March 31, 2007

Telescope: Celestron C11 XLT f/5 on CGE mount

Camera: Starlight Xpress SXV-H9C

Exposure: 23 4-min subframes (92 min total) guided with Meade DSI color and piggybacked Meade DSX-90 using PHD Guiding.

Comments: Baader UV/IR cut filter. Moon almost full.

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