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Photographer:

Andrei Bacila

Email:

bacila_andrei@yahoo.com

Location of Photo:

8km North of Arad, Romania

Date/Time of photo:

June 13 2015, Feb. 5-6 2016

Equipment:

SkyWatcher ED80 telescope with a 0.8x FR, AZ-EQ6 GT mount and Atik 460ex mono camera with 1.25" Baader filters

Description:

Messier 51, The Whirlpool Galaxy is actually a pair of interconnected galaxies engaged in a cosmic dance around each other. This photo has an integration time of almost 8 hours and was shot from my usual spot, the moderately light polluted site in the country side.

Website:

http://www.astrobin.com/users/de0s/

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