Messier 51 The Whirlpool Galaxy
2005 May 8th from my back garden
in Leigh on Sea, Essex, UK
Televue TVNP101 100mm APO refractor 540mm fl.
Sbig ST4 autoguider
Starlight Xpress HX916 CCD camera
IDAS LPR filter with True Tech RGB colour filters
LRGB image L75mins 1x1, R15mins 2x2, G15mins 2x2, B15mins 2x2 all 5min sub exposures.
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The observatory is heavily light polluted.
The sky was clear, the night was cool and a North Easterly wind was
keeping humidity low. The images were secured between 00.30 BST and 3.00
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