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M51 whirlpool galaxy in Ursa Major 30'th, 31'th of March, 1'st and 2'nd of April 2013

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Orion Optics VX12 F4 working at F8 with TeleVue 2x Powermate 2 Inch, SBIG ST-4000XCM -25C 7h10min (43x600sec).
Light travel time: 37 mill years.
Processing: CCDSoft, Astroart 5.0.

M51 at Wikipedia

Author e-mail: webweichel(snabel-a)gmail.com

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Log of CCD Inspector:

A number of frames were dropped due to too high FWHM.