Photograph By:

© Tim Nelson 

Date Taken:

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 

Equipment Used:

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


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.