• Messier 51 in Canes Venatici, the Whirlpool Galaxy
  • M51 in Canes Venatici, the Whirlpool Galaxy
  • NGC 5194 (Messier 51), the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici, is a spiral galaxy.
  • An incidental capture, IC 4263 is the tiny edge-on galaxy in the lower left.
  • FOV is approximately 60' × 40'; the angular size of M51's major axis is about 11'.
  • Twenty-seven unguided 90 second subs (40.5 minutes), Orion Sirius EQ-G mount
  • taken at the Darling Hill Observatory in Vesper, NY on 14 May 2021.
  • ZWO ASI071MC Pro Cooled (5°C) Color CMOS with gain 240 and offset 40,
  • Orion 127mm Mak-Cass (1540mm, f/12.1).