M51 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici and is an iconic part of the Messier catalog. It is about 37 million light years away from our solar system and can be considered a part of the Virgo Cluster. This galaxy is classified as a highly active galaxy due to its enormous spiral arms and bright luminosity. It also has an active star formation rate and an intense series of interacting star formation regions, triggered by its gravitational interaction with its nearby companion galaxy NGC 5195. The galactic center also shows evidence of a supermassive black hole.