Astrophotography II


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Composite tri colour image (RGB)
2500mm @ F10 SCT
3 x 90 minute exposures on Hypered Techpan 245

M51 is located approx 30-37 million light years distant from our Galaxy.
 

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Originally posted by Flare
er... I think M51 is the one which has a nice black hole as next door neighbour right?

M 51 is actually 2 galaxies in collision. The HST has detected a possible black hole at the centre of the larger galaxy.

I don't recall any images of galaxies in collision with a blackhole, plenty of images of suspected blackholes inside galaxies such as Cent.A etc.
 

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