M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy

This is probably going to be my last image from the 2016/2017 astronomy season

M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy in Ursa Major

The Image consists of
32x300S in LRGB and data has been obtained over the last month in about 5 different sessions
Also contains 12x600S of 7nm HA Data in the Red Channel as a Lighten Layer

25 Darks / Flats and BIAS Frames have also been applied

Equipment Details:
Imaging Scope: Sky-Watcher Quattro 8-CF F4 Imaging Newtonian
Imaging Camera: Atik Cameras 383L+ Mono CCD Cooled to -20C
Coma Corrector: Sky-Watcher Aplanatic Coma Corrector
Guide Scope: Celestron Telescopes C80ED Refractor
Guide Camera: Qhyccd QHY5L-II
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ8 Pro
Filter Wheel: Starlight Xpress Ltd 7x36mm EFW
Filters: Baader Planetarium 36mm Unmounted LRGB
Image Acquisition: Main Sequence Software SGPro
Image Combining: Maxim-DL
Image Processing: PixInsight

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