NGC 5194 (M51) CVn

2000-03-25 02:37:49UT

This is a combination of 7 images, each of 480 seconds The images were taken with a Pictor 1616 attached to an Meade 10" F/6.3 telescope. A Pictor 201XT was attached to an ETX for guiding. Each of the images was corrected with a dark frame and a flat field. This image is binned, an unbinned version is available.

Notice the two small edge-on galaxies around the upper galaxy. One is to the right and up at about a 45 degree angle. The second is to the left of the top of the 'halo' above the upper galaxy. There is a small galaxy to the left of the arm between the two major galaxies.

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