M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy - 3.04.2006
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Orion ED80
Mount: Meade
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel
Filters: Televue Nebustar
Exposure:  12 X 2 minutes
Time: 11:50 PM EST
Location: Waldwick, NJ
M51 is the dominating member of a small group of galaxies. As it is about 37 million light years distant and so conspicuous, it is actually a
big and luminous galaxy.  
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