John Sefick's images of M51, taken with a 25-inch Newton and a ST-6 CCD camera.
This image of M51 was contributed by Brad Wallis and Robert Provin. It was taken with their 155mm f/7 Astro-Physics EDF refractor which feature superior color correction and flat photographic fields. This image was exposed 60 minutes on (unhypered) Fujicolor Super G 800+ film.
The image is copyrighted. It may be freely used for private purpose. Use in non-commercial public html pages requires appropriate acknowledgement. If you should consider any for-profit use, please contact Robert Provin (robert.provin at csun.edu).
Michael Purcell's image of the Whirlpool Galaxy M51, taken on November 24, 1995 at 05:03:10 with his Meade 10-inch f/6.3 SC Telescope and a ST7 CCD camera, exposed 15 minutes.
Interacting galaxies, the spiral galaxy M51 with its distorted companion, M51B (NGC 5195) show up in this b/w film photograph by Martin C. Germano.
New image of M51, taken in late March, 2003 by Martin C. Germano, with his 14.5-inch f/5 Newtonian stopped to f/6 (12-inch), exposed 60 minutes on hypered Kodak Tech Pan 2415 film.
Last Modification: July 6, 1999