Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - GSO RC12 STXL11002

Guiding - AOX

Software - MaximDL, Focusmax, Pinpoint, CCDautopilot 5

LHaRGB 23 hours

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS6

Object -Located in the constellation of Hydra at a distance of 15 million light years. The galaxy is commonly known as the Southern Pinwheel. Classified as a barred spiral and is one of the closest ones in the night sky to us.