The Whirlpool Galaxy


John Cave

Huyton, Merseyside

I used the 2m John Moore’s Telescope at La Palma. I used three 90 second exposures and combined them with John Moore’s software to produce a colour image which I then tweaked myself to bring out details.

This is my image of M51 The Whirlpool galaxy in Canes Venatici. I have applied my own filters and colours to bring out details in the arms and to show it’s companion NGC 5195.