A cropped image of M51 region taken with the Takahashi TAO 130S at the VCO. It was taken at the same time as Garry Sedun was getting an image with the OGS scope. Galaxies NGC 4263 and 5229 can aslo be seen (lower right and upper left respectively).
Takahashi TAO 130S with TOA-35 reducer and modified Canon 6D on Paramount ME.
Exposure - 24 120s frames at ISO 1250 with 13 darks but no flats.
Processing in PixInsite and Photoshop.