Whirl­pool Galaxy (M51)

Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

The Whirl­pool Galaxy, known as M51 in Charles Messiers cata­logue, was dis­covered 1773. This spir­al galaxy shines at 8.4mag from a dis­tance of 15 mil­lion lightyears in the con­stall­a­tion of Canes Ven­at­ici. The main object ist inter­act­ing with its com­pan­i­an, NGC 5194.

This image shows the fam­ous spir­al galaxy in field of about 3°x3° with vari­ous back­ground galax­ies. North is left in this image.

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Taka­hashi FSQ-106EDX III
ASA DDM85
Andor CG16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 220:190:180:170 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Whirl­pool Galaxy

M51 Galaxy Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz Skychart

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