The Whirlpool Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Whirlpool Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 11 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Whirlpool Galaxy is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 23:15, when it rises 24° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:36, 81° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:15, 79° above your north-western horizon.

Name Whirlpool Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
Lord Rosse's Nebula
Question Mark
Rosse's Galaxy
M 51
NGC 5194
Position
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Brightness (V):Mag 8.4
Right Ascension:13h29m
Declination:+47°12'
Distance:7.9 Mpc
25.8 Mlyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-21.09

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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