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M101 – Pinwheel Galaxy (widefield)


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A few weeks ago, I had very clear skies and I wanted to try some deep sky imaging using the Astronomik Deep Sky RGB filters. Unfortunately many of the DSO’s I wanted to image were too low down in the sky to image successfully. Hence I thought I would try imaging one of the not too small galaxies in widefield – the M101 Pinwheel Galaxy. Continue reading M101 – Pinwheel Galaxy (widefield)

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy – Pixinsight


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After quite a long while of cloudy skies, I finally had a few hours where the clouds cleared from the sky. The conditions were not ideal, as there was more skyglow than usual. But as this was a very rare opportunity to image with my Orion VX12, I decided to grab at the opportunity, albeit without collimating my telescope. Continue reading M101 Pinwheel Galaxy – Pixinsight