Amateur Astrophotography exploring the beauty of the night sky!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
This is my favorite object to image. I spend a lot of time trying to make this image better and better every time.
M51, designated the Whirlpool galaxy is 37 million light years from Earth.
Taken at Zodiac Ranch, June 2, 2011.
Celestron 11" HD w/ hyperstar, QHY8 CCD camera. 8-min exposure.
I actually had to cut the number of exposures do to some clouds that spoiled my last 5 images.
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