Messier 51

Messier 51 (NGC 5194, 5195)

Messier 51
Messier 51 (NGC 5194, 5195)
Sketch and Details by Mariano Gibaja

Object Name: M 51 (NGC 5194-5195)Whirlpool in Canes Venatici constellation.
Object Type: (Galaxy type Sc)
Location: Bonilla (Cuenca) SPAIN
Date: April 10, 2010; UT: 21;30
Medium used: Graphite pencil, white paper. Photoshop:inverted
Equipment used: SCT 8″ (Mag.64X)

5 thoughts on “Messier 51 (NGC 5194, 5195)”

  1. Mariano.

    Excellent sketch of a fine object.

    When I look at M51 from my location it is so low in the north I just need a chair to sit at the eyepiece of a 56cm f5 dob.

    I would love to observe it a bit higher in the sky.


  2. Mariano, nice sketch of one of my favorites especially when I can
    view it from a dark site.

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