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Whirlpool Galaxy - M51



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Instrument : Celestron C11 SCT prime focus
CGE Mount

Camera : Canon 20Da DSLR

Exposure : 22 exposures at 30 seconds, ISO 1600

Location : My driveway, Monroeville, PA

Date : April 15, 2006

Other : This pair of face-on spiral galaxies is M51, also called the Whirlpool Galaxy.
This was taken on a very dark night from my light polluted home.