Tagged: M 51

Online Star Party: 14 April 2013

Online Star Party – 14 April 2013

Last 14 April, the Virtual Telescope hosted an online star party, organized by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC). It was also opened to all those willing to join it online. While the telescope...

M 51

M 51 and NGC 5195 – CVn

M51, a stunning face-on spiral galaxy, was discovered in 1774 by C. Messier , while its companion, NGC 5195, was discovered by P. Méchain in 1785. Its distance in estimated in about 30 millions...