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May 31, 2011 11:24:56 PM PDT
Homemade 8 inch f/4 reflector and webcam guider on Celestron CGEM mount. This discovery night photo was serendipitous, as I was testing a new SBIG ST-8300C camera purchased at the RTMC expo.
The Supernova in M51 was discovered May 31, and news was not disseminated when photo was taken.