Updated: 6.29.02

This represents my second attempt at M51. In addition to the stronger color signal, the higher S/N allowed additional sharpening over the first attempt taken in April of '01. The haze around the companion is evidence of the better signal from the longer integration.

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Image info:

12"LX200 with a Milburn Wedge

Starlight Express

14x5 mins


Stacked and processed in Astroart

guided with a Mintron 12V1 on the 80mm


CFAS star party