Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool Galaxy
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy - Hubble Space Telescope, 



    
        

            Andrei Gusan
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy - Hubble Space Telescope
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy - Hubble Space Telescope

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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy - Hubble Space Telescope, 



    
        

            Andrei Gusan
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy - Hubble Space Telescope
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy - Hubble Space Telescope

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RA center: 13h29m52s.3

DEC center: +47°1246

Pixel scale: 0.050 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.508 degrees

Field radius: 0.094 degrees


Resolution: 7496x11119

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data

Description

M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

Distance from Earth: 31 million light-years

Size: 76,000 light-years in diameter

I used data from Hubble Space Telescope downloaded from Hubble Legacy Public Archive: https://hla.stsci.edu/

Image processed in Pixinsight.

Data used:

Red - hlsp_heritage_hst_acs-wfc_m51_f814w_v1_drz

Green - hlsp_heritage_hst_acs-wfc_m51_f555w_v1_drz

Blue - hlsp_heritage_hst_acs-wfc_m51_f435w_v1_drz

Telescope: HST

Aperture: WFCENTER

Detector: ACS/WFC

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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy - Hubble Space Telescope, 



    
        

            Andrei Gusan