December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
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One of my favorite galaxies, this is M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major. M51 is the main, large galaxy, which can be seen to be interacting with the smaller NGC 5195 North of it (above it in this photo). This is a crop at 75% of the original image scale. The full size image is also available. North is up.
Compare this new image, with its 2+ hours of exposure, with this previous version with only 16min of exposure, the latter of which was one of my first guided astrophotos. The nearly 8-fold increase in exposure time makes quite an amazing difference.