Whirlpool Galaxy

Whirlpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool Galaxy also known as M51a is an interacting spiral galaxy with an active galactic nucleus.  It is in the constellation of Canes Venatici and is about 15 to 35 million light-years.

[See my first photo of the Whirlpool Galaxy]

Resolution: 2835×1785
Dates: June 5, 2018
Frames: 180×30″
Integration: 1.5 hours
Avg. Moon age: 20.99 days
Avg. Moon phase: 62.19%
Astrometry.net job: 2093638
RA center: 202.473 degrees
DEC center: 47.193 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.141 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 86.360 degrees
Field radius: 0.531 degrees
Data source: Backyard


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