M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy Luminance

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy Luminance

Messier: 51
NGC: 5194
Right Ascension: 13h 29.9m
Declination: 47° 11'
Apparent Magnitude: 9.0

Date: May 2009
Equipment:
Telescope: Meade 16" Schmidt Cassegrain with f6.3 reducer
Camera: SBIG ST-10XE
Guiding: Meade 5" refractor/DSI Pro/PHD

Links to images of this object on other sites:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080614.html
http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/m51.html
http://www.astrocruise.com/galaxies/m51.htm

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