Whirlpool Galaxy - M51


Scope: StarMax127 f/4.8 Location: Blair Valley - Anza Borrego CA  3/22/2003 Camera: Vesta 690

Exposure: 12 x 172 sec color frames with IR  filter

This image was one of four images on this taken this night (Omega Centauri, IC405, IC410 and M51). This was a productive evening. Like many of my color shots, the colors were separated for post processing and then RGB combined. Horizontal FOV is 20'


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