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English: The Whirlpool Galaxy (Spiral Galaxy M51, NGC 5194), a classic spiral galaxy located in the Canes Venatici constellation, and its companion NGC 5195.
Esperanto: NGC 5194 (Messier 51), spirala galaksio en konstelacio Ĉashundoj, kaj ĝia kompaniano NGC 5195.
Français : La galaxie M51 (astronomie), une galaxie spirale classique située dans la constellation des chiens de chasse, et son compagnon, NGC 5195.
日本語: ハッブル宇宙望遠鏡が撮影した子持ち銀河 (渦巻銀河 M51, NGC 5194)
Русский: Галактика Водоворот (спиральная галактика M51, NGC 5194) и её компаньон NGC 5195.
Türkçe: Girdap Gökadası (ayrıca Messier 51a, M51a, veya NGC 5194 olarak da bilinir) yaklaşık 23 milyon ışık yılı uzaklıkta Av Köpekleri takımyıldızı bölgesinde bulunan etkileşen büyük plan sarmal gökada. Gökyüzünün en ünlü sarmal gökadalarından biridir. Bu gökada ve ona eşlik eden (NGC 5195) amatör gözlemciler tarafından kolayca gözlemlenebilir, hatta iki gökada da iyi bir dürbünle gözlenebilir. Girdap Gökadası; özellikle sarmal kollar ve etkileşen gökadaların, yapılarının daha iyi anlaşılabilmesi için çalışan profesyonel gökbilimciler için, oldukça popülerdir, NASA, ESA
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English: The Whirlpool Galaxy (Spiral Galaxy M51, NGC 5194) is a classic spiral galaxy located in the Canes Venatici constellation.

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current12:55, 9 October 2010Thumbnail for version as of 12:55, 9 October 201011,477 × 7,965 (71 MB)Papa Lima Whiskey (talk | contribs)higher res, sRGB converted
20:41, 5 September 2008Thumbnail for version as of 20:41, 5 September 20088,952 × 6,213 (17.08 MB)Sanbeg (talk | contribs)reupload lost image
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13:43, 11 April 2008Thumbnail for version as of 13:43, 11 April 20084,000 × 2,776 (9.2 MB)Laitche (talk | contribs)SOURCE: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050428.html SOURCE OF 2ND VERSION: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/html/heic0506a.html also bigger versions up to about 12000x8000 pixel available The Whirlpool Galaxy (Spiral Galax
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