Location of photoMorristown, NJ USA
Date/Time of photo4/13 - 4/16/2012
EquipmentImaging CCD: QSI 540 WSG
Guiding CCD: SX Lodestar
Imaging Scope: Meade 10" LX200R at f/6.7 Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha,LRGB
DescriptionM51 or the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canis Venatici may be the most famous of interacting galaxies. The larger galaxy NGC 5194 seems about to canabalize NGC 5195. The active star forming knots in the arms of NGC 5194 are brought out by exposure through a hydrogen alpha filter.