M81 Bode's Galaxy, Nikon D3100 on my C11, f/6.3 focal reducer
I tried getting M81 and M82 in the same shot, but I couldn’t find M82. Maybe I was looking in the wrong direction, because in pictures online, they look pretty close together…I’ll try again next time.
Next, I turned to M51, which was also in the north. The subs looked promising, and when I stacked them…HOLY COW. It came out AMAZING!! You can see the colors, and some amazing structure! I couldn’t believe it! This one is just 33x30 sec, ISO-3200.
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, Nikon D3100 on my C11, f/6.3 focal reducer
I had to throw out quite a few subs due to the wind bumping the camera mid-photo, but clearly I don’t need a zillion anymore, thanks especially to the focal reducer, probably. I can’t wait to see what else I can do!