Whirlpool Galaxy: This is an image of the two famous interacting galaxies, where the gas streams between them can be better recognized. In the lower right corner the faint galaxies NGC 4263 and NGC 5169 are also displayed.


Object Whirlpool Galaxy
Category Galaxies
Designation M 051
Constellation Canes Venatici
Optics TMB 130 f/6
Mount LXD 75
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 12 x 5min, IDAS LPS filter, Maxim DL for capturing
Calibration None
Guiding Meade DSI Pro and TMB 80 as guide scope, Maxim DL autoguiding
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 18 May 2007
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