Herschel 182, Messier 51 and Arp 85 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 182, also known as the “Whirlpool Galaxy”, Messier 51 and Arp 85, comprises two interacting galaxies in the constellation of Canes Venatici.  NGC 5194, the larger galaxy to the south, is of type SA(s)bc pec.  NGC 5195, the smaller galaxy to the north, is of type SB0 pec.  It lies at a distance of ~23 million light-years. The first two images comprise 10 x Luminance (120 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and B lue (120, 120 and 96 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 65 degrees on 25 February 2017.  The fields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18’ x 12’ respectively. The third anf fourth images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 65 degrees on 27 February 2017.  The fields of view are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
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