Last night cleared a bit unexpectedly and became reasonably transparent which allowed me to get a set of subs for M 51. I would like to have got a deeper image but I think a better evening and some longer exposures are required for a noticeable improvement at my current level of processing expertise. At least I did manage to get focused this time. The galaxy at lower left is IC 4263. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 10x 10 minute exposures @ iso800 with CLS in DSS, CS2, Photobrush & XAT.