So, here is a thought for the day to think about and make that little corner of your brain go "ping!". Approximately 37 million years ago, this star blew up in the M51 galaxy. We finally found out just 2 days ago this happened.
- Scope: Meade LX200 Classic 12 inch with f/6.3 reducer.
- Camera: Canon 350D (with IR mod) and CLS filter
- Exposures: 11 between 5 and 8 minutes
- ISO: 800
- Guiding: Orion 80ED piggyback
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