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Messier 51 Whirlpool Galaxy

Messier 51 Whirlpool Galaxy
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Object ID: Messier 51
This is first Astrophotography session using Auto-Guiding, Finally Nilesh achieved success in using Auto-guiding after our three failed attempts !!!

Optics: WO 80 Megrez F/6 + WO 0.8x reducuer
Mount: Meade LXD75
Camera: Starlight Express HX916
Guiding: Autoguided with AT66 + DSI Pro
Exposure: Total : 51 min
120sec x2, 180sec x1, 240sec x8, 300sec x2
Aquired On: 27 February 2009
Location: Baner, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Image Processing: Registered and combined in Registar and Curves adjusted in Photoshop.