A true-colour image of M51 taken during the commissioning of the INT Wide-Field Camera in January 1997. The image is composed of three two-minute exposures taken through B, V and R filters, and covers the area of one 2048-square CCD, or and area approxmimately 12x12 arcminutes. Click on the image to view it in full size.
From the ING image collection
Last Modification: 6 Jul 1999, 22:30 MET