The Whirlpool galaxy M51

Manfred Rudolf



The Whirlpool galaxy M51 in Canes Venatici.
Image taken with a C11 and ST8 CCD camera, 12x300 sec. exposure

Note also the faint and tiny edge-on galaxy IC 4277 near the upper left corner, and a further small galaxy IC 4278) near the left border at center.





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