M 51

Messier Object M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy, Photo, Maps & Chart. See NGC 5195 in above, left of M51 in photo.
On a perfectly clear, dark night, at 8.4 magnitude and 11 minutes both the Whirlpool Galaxy and NGC 5195 make excellent objects for small telescopes. Under perfect conditions they may even be seen with binoculars.