Messier Catalog » M51 — NGC 5194 Whirlpool Galaxy

5 sessions of exposures over one year!
M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy in 2022

5 sessions of exposures over one year!

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.
M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy

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.

 
RA

13h 29.9m

Dec

47°12

Magnitude

8.4 ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚫⚫

Size

11x7

Distance

37,000,000 light years

Season

🌼 Spring

Difficulty

🟡 Moderate