Title:

M51 

Photograph By:

Tim Nelson 

Date Taken:

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 

Equipment Used:

Atair 183C (20 Megapixel CMOS one shot colour Camera) 12" Newtonian Telescope 

Description:

M51 the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici. It is 37MLY away and is 60kLY across and is interacting with NGC 5159. It consists of the best 36 from 60 2 minute subs (Total Light 72minutes) at Bin 1x1 Gain 2000, taken with SharpCap Pro and processed in PixInsight.