Location of Photo:
8km North of Arad, Romania
Date/Time of photo:
June 13 2015, Feb. 5-6 2016
SkyWatcher ED80 telescope with a 0.8x FR, AZ-EQ6 GT mount and Atik 460ex mono camera with 1.25" Baader filters
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.