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M51 taken last night
« on: September 19, 2012, 11:37:07 PM »
I managed to get out last for a couple of hours & got a chance to image the Whirpool Galaxy.

The image comprises of 17 x 300s exposures, 1 x 60s exp, 6 x darks & 16 Bias frames. It was stacked in DSS & processed in PixInsight using a tutorial I found online. I think though, that I'll keep taking subs of it over a few night to bring out even more detail as another few hours of subs will bring out much more detail.

Any advice or tips are very welcome.


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William Optics 110FLT triplet APO with motorized Moonlite focuser & dedicated FF/FR at f5.9.
APM 50mm guidescope.
Atik 314L+ mono
QHY8 CCD camera.
QHY5 II M (Guide camera).
AZEQ6 Pro with EQMOD on a berlebach Planet tripod
8" Revelation Astro Dobsonian newtonian
Home building a 12-16" dob as well.