Astronomy and astrophotography for the love of the sky and its Creator, by Val Ricks. For a better view, toggle F11 and turn off the lights.
January 28, 2017
M51 (May 2016)
This is another set of Luminance subs from DSW, 24x900" plus 1x1200". Of course, I've imaged this before, but this is the deepest data I've processed. This image is about 80% of full size because I wanted it to sort-of fit on the screen. Notice the numerous little galaxies in the background, and some galaxy clusters.