M51 Whirlpool Galaxy - 2009

Discussion in 'Ishtim' started by Ishtim, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Ishtim

    Ishtim Super Moderator

    As I learn new methods it seems that it all becomes more difficult and takes much more time, plus we all have less of it.

    That said, I am really getting to spend some sleepless nights at the telescope and I will share with my pals.:hug: :arp:

    1st image... Luminance (B&W).

    What I noticed first is NOT the subject of the photo but the galaxies in the background. This is INSANE how much we can see into space...:faint:

    Colours to come..... :)

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    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
  2. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    I want more!
  3. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    3 x-tra spirals in plain view.:shock:
  4. peaz

    peaz ARP Webmaster Staff Member

    Wow! :D More more more!
  5. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Wow.. Those are really sharp! Really nice work, Ishtim! :thumb:

    Yeah, and just imagine, whatever we see are actually hundreds or thousands of light years away. Those stars and galaxies may not even exist right now.
  6. Ishtim

    Ishtim Super Moderator

    with RGB frames...

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  7. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Are they colliding into each other, or are they far apart? (like one behind the other)?
  8. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    I think they are definitely interacting.
  9. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Yeah, looks like the bigger one's cannabalizing the smaller one. :D

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