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M51, 4-Jun-2013

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M51

Image Date: 4-Jun-2013
Scope: Orion 200mm Astrograph, f/4
Mount: HEQ5
Guiding: KWIQ/QHY5 / PHD
Imaging Camera: Canon 350D (modified)
ISO: 400
Frames: 6 @ 5m0s, 6 @ 2m0s
Total Exposure: 42m
Processing: DSS, PixInsight
Distance: 23 Mly
 

First light at my new observing site.

Yes, darker skies make a difference!