M 51

M 51 or the „Whirlpool Galaxie“ is one of the most famous spiral galaxies in the skies. Located in Canes Venatici, it is best visible in spring (on nothern hemisphere).

Our picture taken in March 2012 shows the fading supernova 2011dh as a faint memory of what used to be a giant star.

M 60

M 60 is an elliptical galaxie (Type E2) in the constellation Virgo. The nice spiral galaxie next to it is NGC 4647 which is known to be physical companion of M 60.