The Whirlpool Galaxy - M51

The Whirlpool Galaxy - M51

Imaged by me on May 7th 2021, from Negev desert in Israel.

Tech details:

42x600sec (gain: 0) -10C bin 1x1

Overall, 7 hours of imaging time.


Scope: GSO RC 8”, 1611mm focal length, f/8

Mount: iOptron CEM70

Imaging camera: ZWO ASI2600MC

Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Guider: ZWO Thin Off-Axis Guider

Focuser: Moonlite Focuser with step motor

Rotator: Pegasus


Starkeeper Voyager, Stark Labs PHD 2.6, Lunatic Astronomical Good Night System [GNS], PixInsight 1.8.8-7, Astro Pixel Processor

Full resolution:


Very well done, stunning image. BTW, I also have the 2600 MC pro - very happy with it.

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