The Whirlpool Galaxy
STEVE MACDONALD, CYPRUS, 27-29 MARCH 2017
Steve says: “This an iconic galaxy that I never get tired of imaging. I was very pleased with the colours of M51 and the crispness of the whirlpool that comes through. I particularly like the framing on this as it also lets you see the number of galaxies in the background.”
Equipment: Moravian Instruments G2-8300 CCD camera, Sky-Watcher Evostar 80ED Pro refractor.