M51 Whirlpool Galaxy

Messier 51 (NGC 5194) and NGC 5195
Messier 51 (NGC 5194) and NGC 5195

Object Name: M51
Object Type: Galaxy
Location: Morella (Spain)
Date: 30/07/2014 – 22:18 UTC
Media: white paper, graphite pencil, 7B, HB, scanned and inverted with Paint
Equipment: GSO Newton 6″ f/5 + Hyperion 13mm (57x)
Sky conditions: Very good seeing and transparency, no light pollution and clear sky

Notes: At the eyepiece field I can see two white cores of different brightness and size, surrounded by a faint and grey nebulosity. M51B(smallest galaxy) has elliptical nebulosity and M51A has round nebulosity. It’s not difficult reveal two spiral arms around M51A’s core, which one of them ends in M51B. This is my first astronomy sketch.

Thank you.


One thought on “M51 Whirlpool Galaxy”

  1. You have presented a pretty fine sketch here, congratulations and thanks for sharing it.
    I’m waiting for your second and third sketches.

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