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A stellar example of a grand-design galaxy, the whirlpool is tugging on its distant companion, the yellow NGC5195, and the resulting tidal forces may be creating new stars.
Telescope:   Stellina
Length:   400mm
Aperture:   80mm
F-stop:   f/5.0
Sessions:   3
Captured:   2021-03-26 to 2021-06-17
Lights:   619
Exposure:   10
Total exposure:   1 h
Ra:   13h 29m 57.8s
Dec:   +47° 10' 18.38
Size:   46.687 x 33.399 arcmin
Radius:   0.478 deg
Scale:   0.619 arcsec/pixel