Monday, 14 September 2009

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 Whirlpool galaxy by Arran Hill

Full size image can be seen here : M51 with Canon 400D

M51 in Canes Venatici
7 x 10 minute exposures (70 minutes)
Skywatcher 8" Newt Canon 400D
Kielder (Dark sky site)

M51, also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, is in fact two galaxies interacting with each other after a collision in the past. They are almost 25 million light years away from us.

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