Whirlpool Galaxy – M51

The Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, in a wide-field setting.

This is an LRGB composite with a little bit of Ha admixture from a total of 22 hours of exposures taken at the Deep Sky West Observatory.


Exposure: L 32 x 900sec, RGB (16,16,16) x 600sec, Ha 16 x 1800sec Date: 2016-04-10…2016-05-04
Setup: Takahashi FSQ106 EDXIII with QSI 683WSG-8 Site: Deep Sky West Observatory, NM, USA

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