ASOD: ” M51 and NGC 5195″
Object Name: Messier 51 and NGC 5195
Object Type: Galaxy
Location: A Coruña, Galicia. Spain.
Media: pencil, white paper, color invert with Gimp.
Dobson 305 mm and Vixen LVW 17 mm (88x)
Seein: 2/5 (regular-bad)
This is my draw of this beautiful pair of galaxies. That night the seeing was not very good and Jupiter vision was suffering a lot, so I pointed at some galaxies. My north sky has some luminic contamination so the sky background is not totally dark. Nonetheless M51 shows a very contrasted image. I could see two arms and a darker space between them. The end of the arm opposite to NGC 5195 had weaker light but the arm that touches 5195 was clearly visible. A wonderful sight¡¡
2 thoughts on “Messier 51 and NGC 5195”
Simply amazing. How clear you could see it, impressive.
This is a spectacular looking sketch of the beautiful M-51 and companion riding high in the Spring sky.
Great looking sketch.