M51 Galaxy | Niels V. Christensen

Photographer
Niels V. Christensen
Email
nvcchr@mail.dk
Location of photo
Copenhagen Denmark
Date/Time of photo
5->7. March-2010
Equipment
Meade LX200ACF 16" telescope mounted on wedge, SBIG ST-8XME camera and Astronomik LRGB filters used.
Description
M51 exposure times are LUM=39 5min. plus R,G,B=10,10,10 5min. subs. taken with a telescope focal lenght~2m., Optec NextGEN Wide Field 0.5X reducer used. Due to light polution from the city of Copenhagen additionally a IDAS LPS filter was used. CCDStack and Adobe Photoshop CS4 applied for picture processing. Dark, flat and bias frames used for calibration of the raw LRGB frames. Picture size is 66% of the original size.
Website
http://www.astro-hp.dk/