Taken by amateurs of the Sternfreunde Breisgau e.V. at the Schauinslandsternwarte with their new CCD camera on a Celestron 11.
Contributed by Peter Suetterlin from the CCD image collection of the " Sternfreunde Breisgau e.V."
The Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, a magnificient spiral, with its irregular companion NGC 5195, which is significantly deformed from the heavy interaction with its large neighbor.
This image was taken by Jack Newton in East Sooke, British Columbia. He uses a Santa Barbara Instrument Group ST 6 CCD camera at the Newtonian focus of his 25 inch f5 telescope. The image is a tri-colour composite, approximately 5 minute exposures.
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French amateurs Michel Peyro, Jean-Philippe Barrilliot, and Franck Lefevre of the Observatoire Astronomique obtained this image of M51 with a 600 mm f/3.2 Newtonian telescope.
Last Modification: 6 Jul 1999, 22:40 MET