Amateur Astrophotography exploring the beauty of the night sky!
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Whirlpool Galaxy, M51
Located in the northern constellation Canes Venatici, the Whirlpool Galaxy is approximately 23 million light years away. Appearing as a face-on type galaxy, it is one of the most famous and often photographed images. In the image, there are fainter galaxies located around M51 toward the upper right.
M51 5min X 18 RGB Camera: QHY8pro F/2 Telescope: Celestron 11" Edge HD guided Mount: Celestron CGE Pro Location: Lubbock, TX Dates: Early morning, May 3, 2014 Captured with Nebulosity and guided with PHD guiding. Processed with MaxIm DL 5 and photoshop.