Sunday, 20 April 2014

Messier 109 in Ursa Major

I am really enjoying going back to my old target from a couple of years ago and this one was on my to do list last night.
This is about 30 main subs/shots at 3 minute exposure each ISO was 400. Being able to guide for longer periods now increases the time it takes to get an image but the detail is far better then my first unguided attempts. Barred Spiral Galaxy's like this are pretty cool to look at they remind me of a gigantic steering wheel in space!