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|
Tags: M51, NGC5194, NGC5195