photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Ernie Mastroianni | all galleries >> Astrophotography >> Deep Sky > M-51, the Whirlpool Nebula
previous | next
M-51, the Whirlpool Nebula
Ernie Mastroianni

M-51, the Whirlpool Nebula

M51, known as the Whirlpool nebula, located off the Big Dipper's handle, in the constellation Canes Venatici. This image is a combination of two exposures of eight minutes each, using a Nikon D300 and a Sigma 500mm f/4.5 lens with a 2x teleconverter, which is equivalent to a 110mm f/9 refractor. It was taken on May 17, 2009 from Harrington Beach State Park in Lake Church, Wisconsin. At lower right is the 15th magnitude galaxy IC4263.


other sizes: small medium large original
share
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment