Location of Photo:
Taos, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo:
Feb 2, 2017, 1:55am MST, Seeing = 2/5; Transp =3/5
18" Obsession F/4.5 reflector, 171x (Nagler 12mm ep), FOV = 0.4º. This is a drawing, made with a 2B graphite pencil and processed with GIMP 2.8 software.
This is a bright, tight spiral galaxy, which shows detail in larger amateur scopes.