Whirlpool Galaxy M51
is a beautiful spiral galaxy in Canes
pulling on its neighbor NGC5195
M51 is approximately 37,000,000 light years away.
Backyard image with 12" LX200 GPS @ f6.3 / SBIG ST8E / CFW8
cooled to -25c
OAT was 60 F. 4-8-02
60 min. lum 1x1, 20 red, 20 green and 30 blue binned 2x2