IMPORTANT! As you have probably noticed we have upgraded our gallery and transitioned from our old website.
Some accounts on old site were missing name information and they will appear on profile and photo pages as "N/A N/A".
If you are one of those users you can easily update your name information if you visit your profile page.
I recently posted a photo of M51 but have deleted it since I have had the time to shoot some additional exposures of this galaxy. So what you're looking at now is a stacked image of 14 exposures (ISO 800 and 6 minutes) with another 6 exposures (ISO 800 and 8 minutes). I used a Takahashi FSQ-106 (older version) and NJP mount with an unmodified Canon 6D camera. No filters were used and I guided with a 60mm scope and an SBIG-STV. I used Deep Sky Stacker to rotate, align and stack the images and I cropped and processed the image using PhotoShop CC. FYI, I used the techniques of Jerry Lodriguss to process the image. The galaxy contains more structure than the previous M51 image that I posted and the other galaxies in the field of view are more pronounced.