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    Cool M51 - my best version so far



    Hi, last nights target was a favorite of mine, M51. I had a few issues with the focuser not playing but soon managed to get it behaving ok. I had to bin a few subs down to that. So here is M51, a little noisy in the background but I plan to add some more subs soon.

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    LUM 7x 420sec bin 1x1
    RGB 7x 180sec bin2x2
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    Default Re: M51 - my best version so far

    Excellent image! And what a fantastic looking set of galaxy. You captured it quite well. Just beautiful with lots of detail and colour.

    Well done,
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    Default Re: M51 - my best version so far

    Very nicely captured!
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    Default Re: M51 - my best version so far

    That is one beautiful image ! thank you for sharing
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    Default Re: M51 - my best version so far

    Very nice, I like the detail and color
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    That's wonderful! Caley
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    Default Re: M51 - my best version so far

    Hi Paul. A stunning Whirlpool Galaxy LRGB composite image from you. You have an excellent core and spiral arm details, and the amount of luminosity in both M51 and the companion NGC 5195 is just amazing. Thanks for sharing this excellent work with us Paul, and best wishes for clear skies.
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    Default Re: M51 - my best version so far

    A nice capture, thanks for posting!
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    Default Re: M51 - my best version so far

    Beautiful image of M51 Paul. A bit noisy like you said, but you don't see color and detail in these galaxies like that very often in these forums.

    I can't wait to see what it looks like after you add some more subs to get the noise under control.
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    Default Re: M51 - my best version so far

    Great image.Thanks for sharing.
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