Monday, July 14, 2014 12:00am -0400

A Dazzling Spiral: The Whirlpool Galaxy

Resembling a jewel studded grand staircase, the Whirlpool galaxy (M51) is one of the most sought after treasures of astronomers. Swirling with stellar gems and laced with cosmic stardust it proudly displays it's well defined spiral arms. One of the arms is punctuated with a galactic diamond, a smaller galaxy known as NGC 5195.


Published in Astrophotography