Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 4263  ·  M 51  ·  NGC 5169  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  NGC 5198  ·  Whirlpool galaxy
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A Whirlpool through the dust, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson
A Whirlpool through the dust
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A Whirlpool through the dust

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A Whirlpool through the dust, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson
A Whirlpool through the dust
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A Whirlpool through the dust

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Ceravolo 300 Astrograph (f/4.9)
Imaging Cameras
FLI PL-16803
Software
Maxim DL · PixInsight 1.8 · DC-3 Dreams ACP

Acquisition details

Frames:
159x1200" (53h)
Integration:
53h

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1064241

RA center: 13h29m46s.1

DEC center: +47°0654

Pixel scale: 1.259 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -92.031 degrees

Field radius: 0.989 degrees

Resolution: 4000x4000

Description

A deep image of M 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, peeping through the integrated flux nebula. I've not noticed this in other images of M 51 before but perhaps I didn't look hard enough? Wise Band 3 data of the area shows some of the same structures so it does appear to be real.

Acquisition credit: John Kasianowicz, Daniele Malleo, Leonardo Orazi, Rob Pfile, Rick Stevenson and Jerry Yesavage.

Processing credit: Rick Stevenson

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A Whirlpool through the dust, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson