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Messier 51, Whirlpool Galaxy


M51 Whirlpool Galaxy 2016
Coordinates/Direction : RA: 13h29m, DEC: +14o11'
Object size : 11.2' x 6.9'
Object magnitude : 8.4
Object : M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
Date : 2016-02-25
Time (UT) : 20:50 to 22:13
Mount : EQ6 controlled by EQMOD
Lens/telescope : TS130, 910mm f7 (682mm, f5.3)
Corrector/Barlow : Riccardi flat field corrector 2.5" x0.75
Filter : none
camera : Canon 6D
Film/CCD : Raw
Exp. time : 60x60 seconds, iso800
Image process tool : Fitswork, Irfanview
Processing : resize, level, dithering
Weather : clear, full moon
Site : Sweden, Stockholm
Comment : This galaxy is interesting. There is actually two galaxies that interacting on each other. Hard to see here, look in the zoom in version next.

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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy 2016
Object : M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
Comment : It's very common too see galaxies interacting or merging together, the upper small galaxy is NGC 5195. Our galaxy Milky Way maybe merging together with the Magellanic Cloud.

M51 Whirlpool Galaxy 2015
Object : M51 Whirlpool galaxy
Date : 2015-03-10
Time (UT) : 21:35 to 22:01
Mount : EQ6 controlled by EQMOD
Lens/telescope : TS130, 910mm f7 (682mm, f5.3)
Corrector/Barlow : Riccardi flat field corrector 2.5" x0.75
Filter : none
camera : Canon 5D
Film/CCD : iso800
Exp. time : 21x60 seconds, iso800
Weather : clouds come and go
Site : Sweden, Stockholm
Comment : M51 is more than 10 times more far away than the Andromeda galaxy.
More to know : Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Whirlpool_Galaxy

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