Taken 28-May-11
Visitors 61
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M51 the Whirlpool galaxy

the Whirlpool galaxy
Constellation Canes Venatici
~31 million light years distant
March 24, 26 and April 1, 2011
Ocala, FL
Combination of 6 min and 8 min exposures stacked in DSS for a total integration time of 6 hours and 35 min.
PS CS5
Astro-Tech 6" Richey-Chretien
Orion 80mm guide scope with SSAG
Canon T1i (Unmodded)
CG-5 mount (Hyper-tuned)
Astronomik CLS light pollution filter for Canon EOS
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M51 the Whirlpool galaxy