Spring galaxy season is here. Before the clocks change and the nights shorten, I've decided to do a few galaxy pictures. Here is M51. Focus and guiding where a bit out, and the strong wind didn't help. I have not bettered any previous attempt at this object, but I am pleased to get close to my earlier efforts!
Captured in ArtemisCapture, calibrated in ImagetoolsCa, combined in maxim, thuggery in photoshop. Total integration time 3.5 hours.
Exposure Details :
Coma Corrector 109x120s on 200mm @ F5 with ART285
Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK