The Whirlpool Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Whirlpool Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 13 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Whirlpool Galaxy is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:49 (EST) – 9 hours and 30 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 66° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:08.

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Name Whirlpool Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
Lord Rosse's Nebula
Question Mark
Rosse's Galaxy
M 51
NGC 5194
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:8.36 (V)[1]
9.26 (B)[1]
5.50 (K)[1]
6.40 (J)[1]
5.65 (H)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.90
Hubble type:SABb
Right Ascension:13h29m [1]
Declination:+47°11' [1]
Distance:7.9 Mpc
25.8 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-21.13




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