This classic Messier object is a favorite destination and one of the most imaged in the sky. The dramatic interaction of spiral galaxy M51 assimilating the material of smaller galaxy NGC 5195 is a sight that I always find breath taking.
Cloudy skies and moon lit nights have prevented me from adding color to this work in progress.
Date Imaged :
April 27, 2012
L 20x6 minutes
Stardust Observatory, Baguio