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M51 the Whirlpool galaxy

the Whirlpool galaxy
Constellation Canes Venatici
~31 million light years distant
April 13 and 14, 2012
Ocala, FL
Combination of 4 min, 6 min and 8 min exposures stacked in DSS for a total integration time of 5 hours and 48 min.
PS CS5
Astro-Tech 8" Richey-Chretien
Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG
Canon T1i
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II
IDAS LP filter
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M51 the Whirlpool galaxy