Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Messier 51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)

Messier 51Click to enlarge

The data was acquired using LightBuckets LB-0003 telescope on 6-28-2010 and 7-7-2010.

Sixteen Luminance frames were exposed for 4 minutes each, binned 1×1, Ten Red, Green, and Blue frames were each exposed for 2 minutes, binned 2×2.

The raw frames were calibrated using CCDStack 2 and processed using PixInsight 1.7, ending on 6-10-2011, followed by a little cosmetic touch-up in Photoshop CS3.