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Contains:  NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263
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M 51. Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Juan B. Torre Valle
M 51. Whirlpool Galaxy

M 51. Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 2356x1888

Dates:June 20, 2018

Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 UV-IR cut: 34x180" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25" R: 21x120" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" B: 20x120" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" G: 20x120" bin 1x1

Integration: 3.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.65% job: 2146643

RA center: 13h 29' 54"

DEC center: +47° 12' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.760 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 345.625 degrees

Field radius: 0.738

Locations: Mi casa, Matalascañas, Huelva, Spain

Data source: Backyard


The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a, M51a, and NGC 5194, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus.
It lies in the constellation Canes Venatici, and was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy. Its distance is estimated to be between 15 and 35 million light-years.



Juan B. Torre Valle
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M 51. Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            Juan B. Torre Valle