M51 (The Whirlpool Galaxy) and NGC 5195

Posted by DaveMitsky
on Wednesday, March 18, 2009

by Dave Mitsky

This is a preliminary version of an image of the two well-known interacting galaxies in Canes Venatici that I took remotely on 2009/2/28 using a LightBuckets 20" f/8.1 RC Optical Systems Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain located in Mayhill, New Mexico. The camera employed was a Santa Barbara Instruments Group Model STL-11000M.

For further information on M51 (NGC 5194), browse http://messier.seds.org/m/m051.html

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