M51: Whirlpool Galaxy

Astronomy Science ~ Follow the marker of the Big Dipper constellation away from the dipper bowl until you get to the last bright star. Then...

Astronomy Science ~ Follow the marker of the Big Dipper constellation away from the dipper bowl until you get to the last bright star. Then slide your telescope a little to the south and west and you might find a stunning pair of interacting galaxies, the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, the 51st entry in famous Charles Messier's catalog.

M51 is perhaps the original spiral nebula, the large galaxy spiral structure well defined, also cataloged as NGC 5194. Spiral arms and dust lanes clearly visible sweep in front of its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. The pair is away about 31 million years light and officially are within the boundaries of the small Canes Venatici constellation corner. Though M51 looks faint and blurred by the human eye, image detail like this can reveal cryptic effects of tidal debris (red: tidal force) around the smaller galaxies.

M51 is perhaps the original spiral nebula, the large galaxy spiral structure well defined, also cataloged as NGC 5194. Spiral arms and dust lanes clearly visible sweep in front of its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. The pair is away about 31 million years light and officially are within the boundaries of the small Canes Venatici constellation corner. Though M51 looks faint and blurred by the human eye, image detail like this can reveal cryptic effects of tidal debris (red: tidal force) around the smaller galaxies.
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