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M51 The Whirlpool galaxy (unguided image!)
M51 The Whirlpool galaxy
March 2011

M51 The Whirlpool galaxy

T: 190mm Maksutov Newtonian
C: QHY IMG2Pro at ~-40°c
F: Astronomik Lum
G: None
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod

250 x 30 seconds

This image proves the point that you don't always need guiding to get detailed images. This was one of the first images taken through the MN190 before I had the guiding setup. The longest exposure I could manage was 30 seconds so I just took loads of them. The result turned out very well indeed in my opinion.