| Object: M51
(NGC5194, Arp 85)
|The Whirlpool Galaxy - Spiral Galaxy
|| Const.: Canes Venatici
||Scope: Vixen VC200L @ f/6.4
||Mount: Losmandy Titan
The Whirlpool Galaxy M51 in Canes Venatici.
This image consists of stacks of 16 four minute images taken through red, green and blue filters,
for a total exposure time of over 3 hours.
The images were acquired using an SXV-H9 CCD camera through a Vixen VC200L 8" f/9 Cassegrain
equipped with an f/6.4 focal reducer.
The images were calibrated, defect-corrected, stacked and auto color-balanced using AIP4Win V2.