May 14, 2021 The Whirlpool Galaxy

I almost forgot about this. Several members of CAAS have already posted their shots of the Whirlpool Galaxy but here’s my first for the season. This was taken Thursday night at the River Ridge Observatory with my C11 at prime focus (2800mm) with an Optolong L-Pro light pollution filter. I used my ZWO ASI 294MC Pro one shot color, 30 2-minute images stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and then all subsequent processing with Photoshop.It needs more time for sure, maybe some with a filter to capture the H II regions but this turned out okay for the limited time spent on it.

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