CCD Astronomy
New Images June 18, 2000

M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

New image of M51 from tonight. 6 x 300 sec. exposure using ST7E and
C11. June 18, 2000, Valencia, California.

Heavy haze, but seeing was pretty good (about 3 arcsec FWHM). Almost-
full moon  was rising, so the sky was fairly bright.