Last night it was finally clear again. However, the moon was also meanwhile back to 89% and on top of that quite windy.

M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy (Cropped)


The focal length of my telescope is quite short for such objects. Shown above is a crop which was upsampled afterwards. The (almost) uncropped image looks like this.

M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy


Recording data


M51 Annotations


M51 Finding Chart