Ed Bianchina's Astronomy

Astrophotography

Galaxies

The Whirlpool Galaxy

« Back to Album Photo 10 of 33 Previous | Next
The Whirlpool Galaxy
This is actually two galaxies that have pasted near each other resulting in the tail that appears to connect the two. The larger galaxy is located about 37 million light years from earth in the constellation Canes Venatici.
Posted on December 25, 2008 Full Size| Slideshow