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Jeremy Likness
Monroe, Washington, USA
01:30 am

Equipment Details:

Celestron EdgeHD 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain
ZWO ASI294MC Pro cooled camera
Optolong l-eXtreme narrowband dual-pass filter

Post-processing Details:

Stacked and edited entirely in PixInsight

Image Details:

M51 is called the Whirlpool Galaxy because it presents a beautiful view of a grand design spiral galaxy swirling around another galaxy that appears to be attached by a long tendril.