M51 Whirlpool Galaxy


Deconvolved version

   Softer version

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Taken 13 March 2002 in backyard in Castro Valley, Ca.

20 Exposures of 180 seconds median combined

Equipment used: CM1400 with TV101 Piggybacked

                                  3910mm  Focal length / f/11

                                  FLI IMG1024S Dream Machine @ -40Deg C

                                  Optec TCF-S Temperature Compensated focuser

                                  AP1200GTO mount


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