This is the Whirlpool Galaxy (and companion). I believe they have deduced that these two galaxies have passed through each other once already, and are headed back towards each other again. I chose this as a target because it was one of few bright objects visible from my location. My CG-4 mount was not designed for tracking, let alone auto-guiding. Some accessories made it possible, but not nearly as much as I hoped they would.

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Whirlpool Galaxy

Taken with my Rebel T7i with my Omni XLT 102mm refractor and CG-4 mount

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