Galactic Cannibalism (Whirlpool Galaxy)

Photographer
alibperez@gmail.com
Location of photo
Pioz, Guadalajara, Spain,
Date/Time of photo
April 4, 2015
Equipment
TS 115 Triplet APO Refractor, NEQ6 Pro II tuning belts, IDAS LPS, Atik460ex Mono for Luminance and Canon 600D for RGB
Description
Photographed with big pollution and Moon 70%. Good seeing 4/5. Galactic cannibalism is common in our universe, Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) is an example.
Website
www.flickr.com/photos/kokehtz/
CATEGORIES
Astronomy Pictures: Sky & Telescope's Online Gallery, Nebula & Galaxy Pictures
Álvaro Ibáñez Pérez

About alibperez@gmail.com

My name is Álvaro Ibáñez Pérez. I’m a Spanish astrophotographer, from Madrid. In 2012 I bought my first telescope (70/700 achromatic refractor) and my first Canon DSLR camera and I started taking pictures of the sky, something I’ve been doing ever since. Currently, I have a Takahashi FSQ106EDX telescope, a Takahashi EM400 mount and a monochromatic Atik 16200 CCD camera. I constantly avoid the light pollution from my city, Madrid, so I usually travel more than 200km away from home to capture quality photographs.
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