M51 (NGC 5194 and 5195)

Colliding Galaxies in Canes Venatici

copyright Robert Gendler 2006

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Image of M51 and Supernova SN2011dh

Composite LRGB image, Total Exposure 42 Hours

Color acquired with 12.5" RC, 21 Hours

Luminance acquired with 20" RC, 21 Hours



Image acquired at the Nighthawk Observatory

Image data acquired remotely using CCDAutoPilot2

RCOS 20RC and 12.5" f/8 Carbon Truss Ritchey-Chrétiens with RCOS Field Flattener / Corrector.

Software Bisque Paramount ME, SBIG STL-11000XM