M51

You know it couldn’t be spring without revisiting my favorite galaxy, Messier 51. As I’ve learned, I was patient with this project, taking three weeks to collect 25 hours throughout the cloudy nights and storms. The patience paid off by revealing the dim halo around these colliding galaxies. I’d think Lord Rosse would be proud.

Here is an annotated version, but there are so many more galaxies to find in the background!