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 dawn sky, rising at 23:34 (EST) – 7 hours and 19 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 45° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:45.

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
EST

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