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Tonight's attempt at M51-Whirlpool Galaxy using Canon T5i and SkyTracker. Look at 50s blur w/o trackingŁ

The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a, M51a, or NGC 5194, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy. Recently it was estimated to be 23 ▒ 4 million light-years from the Milky Way, but different methods yield distances between 15 and 35 million light-years. Messier 51 is one of the best known galaxies in the sky.

 
2016-05-14 16:47:48       
Fell out of bed feeling down. This has brhgetined my day!
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