Taken earlier this week from my garden via my guided Meade telescope with Starlight Xpress Lodestar astro-cam* in 6 min exp.
The Whirlpool galaxy [M51] is so far away that light took 23 million years to reach the camera and M51 is considered a nearby galaxy! It's BIG out there
*my cam is not listed on forum so dummy entry made to pass system!
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Telescope meade lodestar starlight xpress camera astro m51 whirlpoo galaxy