A Little Whirlpool M51 15 April 2012 +

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Same ol' same ol' :)

I uploaded a version of this a month or so back that was supposed to be a combination of this year's data and last year's. Turned out it wasn't - what I got out of DSS was exactly last years data - it completely ignored this year's. DSS playing silly buggers.

This, on the other hand, is the combined data - 2 hours 23 minutes of 60 second subs. This is about three quarter frame, and rotated to provide a different angle - change is as good as a rest. Nice and small and cute :)

SW 200p, EQ5 unguided
Nikon D70 modded, iso1600, Baader MPCC and Neodymiun filter
142 x 60sec
darks, bias and flats.
Stacked in DSS and processed in CS5


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  1. crowlem 33 months ago | reply

    Great contrast and detail, Doug! Excellent work!

  2. astrochuck 33 months ago | reply

    That's really nice Doug. Great detail!

  3. BudgetAstro 33 months ago | reply

    Thanks you all for your kind comments :)
    Stick with it Graham - you'll get there :)

  4. DeMarq (Denis) 33 months ago | reply

    An excellent work Doug.
    Congratulation !!!

  5. Taraji Blue 32 months ago | reply

    Beautiful, great work.

  6. mrpoluri 32 months ago | reply

    it is a stunning and captivating photograph. great work done. congratulations to you photographer.

  7. Parishes of the Buzzard 32 months ago | reply

    Excellent image of M51. I wonder just what exactly is within those two galaxies perhaps looking back at us?

  8. R. Piet [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

    Ich dachte, ich habe dieses Bild schon kommentiert und habe nun mit Erschrecken festgestellt, daß ich es noch nicht habe. Wirklich sehr sehr eindrucksvoll Doug. Du hast einen Riesensprung gemacht bei der Bearbeitung. Dazu herzlichen Glückwunsch.

  9. b.leo 32 months ago | reply

    Very good!!! I like that galaxy...

  10. hirojifukui 31 months ago | reply

    Beautifully done. Great efforts come with great outcome.

  11. BudgetAstro 30 months ago | reply

    Thanks hiroji. Sorry for the late response :)

  12. BudgetAstro 24 months ago | reply

    You did well there with a 180mm lens! This one was taken with a 200p, which is 1000mm :)

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