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The Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)

astrophotography dslr imaging

The Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)

This is my first image of the Pinwheel Galaxy. I will end up reprocessing it at some point as I couldn't seem to get rid of that blotchy black background, not to mention I can't figure out how to really bring out the red in galaxies yet. That could be due to using a unmodified DSLR and no filters though. Either way, I enjoy this journey.

Equipment
Astro-Tech AT72EDII
Sky-Watcher EQM-35 Pro
ZWO 30mm Guide scope
ASI 120mm Guide camera
Details
36 x 5min. - Lights
20 - Darks
40 - Flats
41 - Bias
Software
BackyardEOS
PHD2
DSS
StarTools
RawTherapee






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