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It's been a long, cloudy winter and I haven't captured any good images since late fall. I have been doing some testing of various equipment during cloud breaks and recently noticed some excellent seeing (relative to the normally horrible conditions here), so took advantage of it to image M51. I didn't have RGB filters installed, as I usually do only narrowband imaging at my home observatory, so I just captured luminance and added color from an older shot of M51.

Captured with a QSI583wsg, EdgeHD 8" with 0.7X reducer, on AP Mach1.

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Comment by Marc Basti on May 19, 2014 at 1:11pm

Nice job Greg, I like the color on it (not in your face bright). Marc

Comment by Greg Marshall on May 9, 2014 at 9:24am

Grazie, Carlo.

Comment by carlo colombo italiano milanese on May 9, 2014 at 12:10am

direi un ottimo risultato, ciao c.colombo

Comment by Greg Marshall on May 5, 2014 at 12:33pm

Thanks, Bob. It's a good target and one of the few non-narrowband targets I can capture here. It's relatively bright and always in the northern sky, while my light pollution is all to the south.

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