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M51 and NGC5195 in Canes Venatici
MARCH-2012

M51 and NGC5195 in Canes Venatici

The famous 'Whirlpool Galaxy' and smaller NGC5195 to the north are a gravitationally interacting pair of galaxies, which causes the pronounced spiral arms of M51 and the sweeping tidal arms around its companion.
Both galaxies are about 23 Mill. Lyrs. away.

Telescope: ASA 10N-OK3 f3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: FLI ML8300
Filter-wheel: FLI CW 5-7
Filter: FLI L,R,G,B
Exposure: L:46x300sec, R:12x300sec, G:12x300sec, B:12x300sec
Programs: Maxim DL 5.0, CCDStack 2.65, PixInsight SE 1.7 full exif


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