M101 with Canon 60Da

A spring time project this year (2014). It could use more exposure, but with the weather here three hours is all I had time to acquire. The image was taken from the dark skies of the St. Croix Observatory. Scroll down to see a 50 percent crop of M101.
Object M101 (Pinwheel Galaxy) RA 14:03.2 Dec 54:21
Exposure 3 hours (60 X 3 minutes)
ISO 1600
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics Prime focus of a 200mm SkyWatcher f/5 Newtonian reflector with a Televu Paracor for a total focal length of 1150 mm

St Croix, Nova Scotia

Processing This image was split star processed in Images Plus. Calibration, stacking, arcsinh initial stretch then split star processed using the feature mask tool. Image binned and cropped for web display.