M51: Whirlpool Galaxy


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M51: Whirlpool Galaxy

Object Data

Object type: Spiral Interacting Galaxy
Constellation: Canes Venatici
Distance: 23 million light lears
Notes: NGC5195 is the smaller galaxy at upper right

Exposure Data

Date: 4/13/18
Location: Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA
Telescope: DSI RC10c  (fl 1867mm at f/7.3)
Camera: FLI 6303E with Astrodon  LRGB filters
Mount: Astro-Physics 1100
Exposure time: 9 x 10 min lum/ 6 x 10 min each RGB
Exposure time total: 4.5 hrs
FOV = 30 x 20 arcmin


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