Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  NGC 5229  ·  Whirlpool galaxy
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            Florian Drews
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Acquisition details

Dates:
March 3, 2014
Frames:
42×300(3h 30′) ISO800
Integration:
3h 30′
Darks:
20
Flats:
40
Bias:
100
Avg. Moon age:
2.39 days
Avg. Moon phase:
6.34%
Temperature:
10.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 195183

RA center: 13h30m48s.5

DEC center: +47°3021

Pixel scale: 1.821 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 108.091 degrees

Field radius: 0.789 degrees

Resolution: 2520x1839

File size: 2.2 MB

Locations: Cardiff backyard, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Description

The Whirlpool Galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. Recently it was estimated to be 23 ± 4 million light-years from the Milky Way Galaxy, but different methods yield distances between 15 and 35 million ly.

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M51 - crop, 



    
        

            Florian Drews