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Uploaded 22-Jun-20
Taken 27-May-20
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Subcategory:Night Sky
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Galaxy, Hill, M51, Messier, Observatory, Spring, Whirlpool
Photo Info

Dimensions2163 x 1594
Original file size1.64 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date modified27-May-20 17:07
M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

About this Object:
The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a, M51a, and NGC 5194, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus. It lies in the constellation Canes Venatici, and was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy. Its distance is estimated to be 23 million light-years away from Earth.

About this photo:
Location: Spring Hill Observatory Stow Massachusetts
Telescope: Astrotech RC8 @ F8
Mount: CGEM
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider / OAG
Camera: ZWO 294MC Pro
Exposure: 21 Frames x 180 sec (63 min.)
Acquisition: SharpCap v3.2 Darks, Flats
Processing: PixInsight v. 1.8
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop
Date(s): May 24, 2020