M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
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Object:  M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy: A spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. The estimated
distance is approximately 37 million light years.  M51 has a visual brightness of 8.4 (mag.)

Telelscope: LX200 10" @ f/4

Camera:  Starlight Xpress MX916, w/ SXV upgrade

Guiding:  SXV Guider through Stellarvue AT1010  @ f/6, piggybacked on LX200

Exposures:  L=25 X 240s (100 min),  1x1 binned, RGB=12 X 240s (48 min each)

Filters:  Schuler  LRGcBc

Comments:  Taken from home. Captured and processed with Astroart 3.0.  Layers in Photoshop 7.0.  I took the
Lum on the first night and then RGB on second night.  This was my second attempt with M51.  The first attempt
through the LX200. The image scale was ~2.33 arcsec/pix.
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