M51 – The Whirlpool Galaxy | Bernard Miller

Photographer
Bernard Miller
Email
bgmiller011@cox.net
Location of photo
Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Date/Time of photo
May 12-28, 2012
Equipment
Telescope: TEC-140 APO (F7) Camera: SBIG ST8300M Luminance 12X20 minute exposures (binned 1x1) Red 8X15 minute exposures (binned 2x2) Green8X15 minute exposures (binned 2x2) Blue8X15 minute exposures (binned 2x2)
Description
This is an image of M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy. It is actually two interacting galaxies NGC 5195 is the smaller galaxy) about 23 million light years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici.
Website
http://www.azstarman.net/M51_CLOSE.htm