Whirlpool Galaxy

Explore the beauty and mysteries of the Whirlpool Galaxy. Learn about its structure, formation, and fascinating features in this captivating guide.
Orion Nebula, History, Galaxies, Ideas, Caldwell, Pictures, Decent, The Pleiades, Andromeda Galaxy

My name is David and I am obsessed with all things space and astronomy-related. In 2021, I decided to get my first decent telescope to be able to study space up close. Soon enough, I realized that the light pollution in my area is bad enough to limit what was visible through the telescope severely. This time I had to invest even more in a dedicated astronomy camera to be able to see more.

M51 Whirlpool Galaxy HaRGB Flats, Galaxies, Whirlpool Galaxy, Whirlpool, Light Year, Frontier, Finder, Interstellar, Nebula

Target:M51, Whirlpool Galaxy, Canes Venatici, 31 million light years away. Location:March 2022 over 4 nights, St Helens & Aberdaron, UK. Acquisition:59x Red 120s, 61x Green 120s, 60x Blue 120s, 58x 240s Ha, Bin 2x2, 30x Darks, DarkFlats, Flats per filter per session. Total integration 9.9 hours. Equipment:Skywatcher 200P Newtonian, EQ6RPro, HEQ5Pro, Altair H183MMPro, ZWO EFWmini & RGB, Baader MPCC MkIII x1 Coma corrector & 6nm Ha. Guiding:Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with 2x barlow (FL 360mm) and…

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