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This interacting pair of spiral galaxies in Canes Venatici  is 37 million light years away. The smaller galaxy on the left is NGC 5195. The interaction has disturbed and lit-up both galaxies. The pink knots are H II star formation regions.

  • Object: Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) in Canes Venatici
  • Exposure: 105m + 60m
  • Telescope: Celestron C-8 @ f/10
  • Mount: Losmandy GM-8 on tripod
  • Guiding: Celestron Radial Guider, SBIG ST-4 (A5)
  • Camera: Olympus OM-1
  • Film: Kodak E200
  • Location: Loudon, NH
  • Date: 03-Dec-00 02:40 EST
  • Conditions: seeing 6/10, transparency 7/10, LVM 6.0, 15° F
  • Processing: Polaroid SprintScan 4000; RegiStar 1.0; Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1; SGBNR

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