The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a, M51a, and NGC 5194, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus. It lies in the constellation Canes Venatici, and was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy. Its distance is 31 million light-years from Earth.
You can see IFN aroud m51
Astrosib 20" F/2.7 + camera FLI kepler 4040
Total Hargb 22h50 mn
CCD autopilot + the skyX +Pixinsight + Photoshop
In remote from E-eye (Fregenal de la sierra ,Spain)