Edward Henry (AstroEd)

7/27/2014 2:01:20 AM
Images taken with Lodestar guide cam and Lodestar Live 0.9

The Whirlpool Galaxy is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus in the constellation Canes Venatici.
Distance to Earth: 23,160,000 light years
Apparent mass: ~160 billion M☉
Magnitude: 8.4
Absolute magnitude: 8.4
Constellation: Canes Venatici

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