Contains: NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194
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M 51 (Multiwavelength composite image)

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Resolution: 3600x2452

Dates: March 4, 2011Oct. 10, 2012

Frames:
57x300"
237x3600"

Integration: 241.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.43%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean SQM: 21.50

Mean FWHM: 2.00

Temperature: -30.00

Astrometry.net job: 274075

RA center: 202.504 degrees

DEC center: 47.194 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.406 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.966 degrees

Field radius: 0.246 degrees

Description

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO (Chandra Space Telescope); Optical: Detlef Hartmann (Earthbound Newton Telescope); Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech (Spitzer Space Telescope).

Composite created by Joe DePasquale (Chandra Science Imager) .

Exposure Times: X-ray: 237 hours; Optical 4.8 hours.

Color Code: X-ray (Purple); Optical (Cyan, Gold); Infrared (Red)

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