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Photographer:

Dr Alan Potts

Email:

pott_sa@tiscali.co.uk

Location of Photo:

Newport, South Wales, UK

Date/Time of photo:

13th and 14th February, 2018

Equipment:

300mm Nikkor lens at f/5.6 on Nikon D3300 DSLR body (6400 ISO). Sky-Watcher EQ2 mount.

Description:

Named for its resemblance to the well known flower this bright spiral galaxy is located in Canes Venatici a few degrees from M51 (the Whirlpool Galaxy). Total exposure was 46m 54s in 6s subframes, stacked in DeepSkyStacker.

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