The Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Imaged from Nova Scotia, Spring, 2012.

Image under development with additional data to be added.
Data
Taking Camera SBIG ST-8300M Middle River, Nova Scotia, Spring 2012 ~mag 6.4 - no moon @-25C
Imaging OTA Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS with EF1.4 Extender
Equivalent focal length and ratio 840mm f5.6
Mount Losmandy G11 Gemini 2
Guiding PHD with SBIG STi and 100mmFL/f2.8 Guidescope
LRGB L 10X10min unbinned R,G,&B 3X10min each unbinned-Astrodon E Series Filters
Calibration and Stacking None - Deep Sky Stacker
Processed PixInsight and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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