Location of Photo:
Morristown, NJ USA
Date/Time of photo:
4/13 - 4/16/2012
Imaging CCD: QSI 540 WSG Guiding CCD: SX Lodestar Imaging Scope: Meade 10" LX200R at f/6.7 Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha,LRGB
M51 or the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canis Venatici may be the most famous of interacting galaxies. The larger galaxy NGC 5194 seems about to canabalize NGC 5195. The active star forming knots in the arms of NGC 5194 are brought out by exposure through a hydrogen alpha filter.