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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.
Remarkable are the many faint and small galaxies in the background.

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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