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Author Topic: M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy  (Read 5003 times)


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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy
« on: April 28, 2022, 05:40:40 pm »
Hi Everybody!

Looks like this forum is ready for a kickstart after one too many spam posts. For those that are new here, don't be discouraged! There are lots of members that are happy to help with questions or suggestions that you may have. Thought I'd post a short stack of the Whirlpool taken at near zenith here in Michigan last evening. Horizon OSC with an IR/UV cut filter through a 70mm refractor on a iOptron CEM40EC mount. 60x2 minute subframes, unguided. Hope to add some Ha data before she spins out of my line of sight here this year.

« Last Edit: April 28, 2022, 05:44:19 pm by CraigG »


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Re: M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2022, 08:37:58 pm »
I like it, then if you add Ha too, it'll be better  ;)
Mount: Gemini G53F
Optics: Newton Truss 254mm F/3.8
Tecnosky Apo 152/1216
Tecnosky EDT-80/480
Guide: Lodestar
Imaging: G2-4000 Moravian, Atik 414EX