M51 -- Whirlpool Galaxy

by Chuck May 7, 2013

When I was out gathering first light with my Zhumell Z10 I managed to find M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy. At least I'm pretty sure that I found it -- there weren't any field stars so it was difficult to get a good view.

I could definitely see two linked patches of light, and from time to time I thought I could see a suggestion of spiral arms with averted vision. It's definitely a DSO that I'm going to go back to.


Backyard Astronomy

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