My attempts at astro imaging

M51 – The Whirlpool Galaxy


Always a favourite galaxy to image, the Whielpool galaxy is actually 2 galaxies interacting. This was taken on the 17th of feb and is 15 x 10min subs with my Altair F4 newt.  All stacking and processing was carried out in Pixinsight – I managed to get Atois wavelets to actually work and sharpen the image at the linear stage (As well as applying noise reduction at this stage) and this made a huge difference to the finaly ‘crispness’ of the image!M51-with-inset-closeup

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