Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  M 101  ·  NGC 5422  ·  NGC 5443  ·  NGC 5457  ·  NGC 5474
M101 and friends, 


M101 and friends
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Technical card

Dates:May 26, 2014

Frames: 236x16" (1h 2' 56")

Integration: 1h 2' 56"

Avg. Moon age: 27.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.53%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 306502

RA center: 14h01m35s.8

DEC center: +54°1926

Pixel scale: 8.167 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.604 degrees

Field radius: 1.999 degrees

Resolution: 620x410


My first image with over an hour of total integration time! Taken on a Cannon DSLR with a 300mm zoom lens, from my backyard in a "red-zone" for light pollution. I definitely think I could have done better with the post-processing, but I'm happy with the image.


Sky plot

Sky plot


M101 and friends,