Scope:   Deep Sky Instruments- RC10c

Camera:   Q453-HR (one shot color)

Exposure: 30  x  600 sec (5.0 hrs) 

Mount:  AP900 goto

Catalogued as M101, the Pinwheel is a nice face-on spiral galaxy. It lies in the northern constellation Ursa Major (The Big Bear), at a distance of 25 million light-years from Earth. It is approximately 170 millon light years arcoss and one of the largest visible galaxies in the sky.

M 101  Pinwheel Galaxy


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