M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy
LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
Catalog: M51

Magnitude: 
9.2

Size: 
11'x7''

Constellation:

Ursa Major


Common Name or Description:
Whirlpool Galaxy - spiral galaxy
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Click Here to Enlarge FS152 Widefield Image - I like this one!
Date Taken:  6/22/06                            Location:  Idyllwild, CA   
Equipment: 
RCOS 12.5"  telescope @f8 & SBIG STL 4020 CCD camera
Exposure: 
LRGB = 120/20/20/20
Notes:
This year's M51 attempt in the never ending effort to get a really good M51 image - wait 'till next year!
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