Messier 51 210416

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Messier 51 210416

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Here's Messier 51 from the other weekend.

2hrs 27 min total integration time from 180-second sub-exposures. I used Darks-Flats and Bias calibration frames.
Stacked in APP and processed in StarTools 7 and Adobe CC

Scope=Altair Wave 115EDT
Camera=428EX
Mount=G11 with Gemini 2
Guiding PHD 2 and APT for capture and Plate Solve
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A superb image Paul.
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Thank you Brian.
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Yes, lovely image Paul. I believe you have started to pick up the galaxies "stellar streams and tidals", particularly noticeable around the "tail" :D

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And what look like some small galaxies - I wonder what magnitude they are!
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Great M51 image - Paul
Best wishes from Cliff
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