Messier 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Dr Alan Potts
Location of photo
Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom
Date/Time of photo
29th November, 2017
300mm Nikkor at f/5.6 on Sky-Watcher EQ2 mount. Nikon D3300 DSLR body at 3200 ISO.
Close up of the Whirlpool Galaxy, M51. This was a 38m 30s exposure consisting of 5s subframes (3200 ISO). The lens is an old Nikkor 300mm, f/4.5 stopped down to f/5.6.
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