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M51 & NGC5195

M51 & NGC5195 - Colliding Gallaxies!  Approx 23 million lightyears away.  (LX, LRGB Image)

(Total exposure 19.6 hrs; L 23x30min; R 5x30min, 3x10 min; G 6x20min, 2x10min, 3x5 min; B 4x30min, 3x10 min; all binned 1x1; October 2016)

[First image almost completely processed using PixInsight - only minor touch-ups with Photoshop. Image on this page intentionally over-sharpened & over-saturated.]






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