M51-The Whirlpool Galaxy
with Supernova sn2005cs

M51, NGC5194, 5195
Constellation: Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs)
Type: Galaxy
Position: RA13h29.9m 
Magnitude: 8.1
Exposure: Taken 7-3-05
8 X 300 sec. ISO 800.
Processing: Raw images converted to 16bit TIFs, dark subtracted and stacked (average) in ImagesPlus.
Levels, curves and color balance adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Canon Digital Rebel (modified).
Meade 10" SCT + Celestron f/6.3 reducer.
Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount.
Celestron guidescope and SBIG ST-4 autoguider.
Notes: Just to the left of the core of the galaxy is supernova 2005cs. 
Put your mouse on the image to identify the supernova.
Here is a 2 frame animation showing M51 with and without the supernova.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2002

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