M51 Grand Champs

M51 Grand Champs

M51, the Whirlpool galaxy in Canes Venatici. One of the most famous galaxy in the Messier catalogue. I love this wide field. I already di it with the 150/750 newtonian. There is several small galaxies all around.

60 exposures of 4 minutes. 9 darks, 10 flats.
Camera : Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
Telescope : Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor.
Mount : Takahashi EM-200 USD3.
Guiding : Orion Starshoot Autoguider on a William Optic Zenithstar 66SD refractor.
Outside temperature : 6.5°C to 8.5°C
Sensor temperature : 13°C
Software : auto-guiding and acquisition with MaximDL, pre-processing with Iris, processing with photoshop.
Location : Col des Milles Martyrs, Isère, France

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