M 51 galaxy – June 2, 2016

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This shot is the result of over 1000 frames, each a 4 second sub, acquired on a night with a lot of light pollution (like every other night for my location) and some humidity. The imaging scope was the 14 inch Newtonian at F/5, with the Baader MPCC mounted, and the ASI 174MM camera with no filter. Seeing was not the best in the world, and some ambient lights were also interfering with the acquisition. The result is a bit under my goal, but considering the conditions, it turned out alright. I will give this galaxy another try in more decent conditions.

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