Messier 51 The Whirlpool Galaxy
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Object Description:
Messier 51 Spiral Galaxy Type ScD. Distance ~23 Mio. Light Years. Mag. 8.9.
Visible Diameter 10.8' / 6.6'. Constellation Canes Venatici.
M51 at Seds.org
M51 Wikipedia (EN)
M51 Wikipedia (DE)
M51 NASA Hubble image
NASA / IPAC DATABASE
Simbad
Technical Details:
Optics:                       10" f/10 Meade ARC 2970mm 
Mount:                       Vixen Atlux
Camera:                     SBIG ST10XME / AO8 
Filters:                        LRGB
Dates/Times:              2009-03-30 / 2010-03-25
Location:                    Hohenroth Germany
Exposure:                   8 hours

Copyright 2009 Wolfgang Kloehr. Alle Rechte vorbehalten. / All rights reserved.
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