Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            José J. Chambó
Whirlpool Galaxy
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Acquisition details

May 27, 2011
1×120(2′) bin 1×1
Avg. Moon age:
24.57 days
Avg. Moon phase:

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 6682225

RA center: 13h29m57s.1

DEC center: +47°1326

Pixel scale: 1.007 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.950 degrees

Field radius: 0.123 degrees

Resolution: 620x620

File size: 169.3 KB

Locations: Las Cañadas del Teide - Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), None


Whirlpool is the classical spiral galaxy placed in the constellation of Greyhounds, also it was one of the objects obtained by Alfred Rosenberg and Daniel López through the IAC-80 telescope in Teide Observatory during an online session of "TeleAstronomía" to which I attended on May 2011.

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A(in Spanish)


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Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            José J. Chambó

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