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Exposure 4 x 90 sec (dig.) + 2 x 7 min (film)
Film Pentax ist DS digital camera, 800 ISO, Fujichrome provia 400
Telescope/lens 1530mm/f4.6
Processing Adobe Photoshop
Date 2006.3.23, 3.24
Comments M51 is a "face on" spiral galaxy approx. 30 million light years distant. It's having a close encounter with the smaller galaxy NGC5195 and is even sharing some materia with it.

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