Faulkes Telescope at Going Nova 2007

M 61

Here are some images which were captured using the Faulkes Telescope North at the Going Nova Science Festival
which was held at Horizon Scotland at the Business Park in Forres in the north of Scotland.

The event ran from Thursday 22nd March 2007 until Saturday 24th March.
During the Festival, the telescope was under the control of members of  the north of Scotland's two mainland astronomy clubs.
SIGMA, Moray's Astronomy Club and  Highlands Astronomical Society.
Images obtained using the Faulkes Telescope (North), operated by Las Cumbres Observatory.

Date and Time
M 61,
also known as  "The Swelling Spiral"
A spiral galaxy in Virgo.
Mar 24 2007
RGB filters, 60 seconds

Alan M61
Alan Tough

A composite of the three images through the red, green and blue filters. This image contains wonderful detail of the spiral arms and dust lanes.
ChrisJ M61
Christopher Jennings

As above, but an excellent result considering that this was one of Christopher's first attempts at processing FITS files.

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