M51 (NGC 5194) - The Whirlpool Galaxy: The famous Whirlpool galaxy, a very popular astrophotography target in the constellation Canes Venatici. I'm sure I'll be photographing this one again next spring.

  • Date: 04/11/2005
  • Scope: FS-102 w/reducer
  • Mount: EM-10
  • Camera: ST2000XCM
  • Exposure: 6 @ 5 min + 3 @ 10 min (1 hr total)