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Pictures taken using the Nevada County Campus Robotic Telescope


M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 - NGC5194 - The Whirlpool Galaxy
(Wikipedia article)
Type: Spiral Galaxy
Magnitude: 8.4
Size (arc minutes): 11x7
Distance (Light years) : 37 million
Constellation: CVn - Canes Venatici
Right Ascension: 13h 30m
Declination: +47° 11'
Exposure: 30 sec



NCC Robotic Observatory Gallery of Messier Objects
 
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