M 51

Located in the constellation of Canes Venatici, M51 is one of the most famous spiral galaxies in the sky and together with its neighbour NGC5195, it is also a clear example of galaxy interaction.

The image on the right accumulates "only" 9 hours of exposure.

I had planned a much longer exposure time for it, but the continuous bad weather has prevented this so far. As the "galaxy season" is already well advanced, I decided to leave it (at least this year) and to process it. 

Click on the image for a full size version, or go to the Gallery section for complete exposure details.

Observatory automation and remote operation with Talon6 

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