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OBJECT

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy                           (click image for full-scale)

Distance:  30 million light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera SXV-H9C
Guider SXV Guider on SX OAG
Settings 12x10min, AstroArt, PS7 (slightly cropped, no darks, no flats)
Date/Location 18 February 2012 - Las Cruces, NM

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