M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
Image of M51 through the Meade 16" at f/6.3, taken 3/31/13. Image is composed of Red, Green, Blue, and Luminance images (R:7, G:8, B:15 seconds binned 3x3, L:7 seconds binned 2x2). Roughly 15 minutes worth of exposure for each filter. I'll call this a work in progress, as it's still early in the season for M51!