M51 Supernova Animation
Mount: Losmandy G-11/Gemini
Exposure Time: Mixed
Post-Production: MaxIm DL, CCDStack, PixInsight, and Photoshop CS3
This is an quick animation, made from two different images of M51 that were taken at different times. One was taken prior to the recent supernova, and the other was taken on June 5-6 of 2011, while the supernova was occurring. What an explosion this must be!