PhotographerDr Alan Potts
Location of photoNewport, South Wales, UK
Date/Time of photo13th and 14th February, 2018
Equipment300mm Nikkor lens at f/5.6 on Nikon D3300 DSLR body (6400 ISO). Sky-Watcher EQ2 mount.
DescriptionNamed for its resemblance to the well known flower this bright spiral galaxy is located in Canes Venatici a few degrees from M51 (the Whirlpool Galaxy). Total exposure was 46m 54s in 6s subframes, stacked in DeepSkyStacker.