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Contains:  M 101, NGC 5457

Image of the day 05/15/2015

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    Pinwheel Galaxy, 


    Pinwheel Galaxy
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    Pinwheel Galaxy

    Technical card

    Dates:March 15, 2015April 20, 2015April 21, 2015April 29, 2015May 8, 2015

    Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 27x450" bin 2x2
    Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 20x450"
    Baader Planetarium H-Alpha 7nm: 31x1800" bin 1x1
    Baader Planetarium L 36mm: 40x900" bin 1x1
    Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 16x450" bin 2x2

    Integration: 33.4 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 11.69 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 41.27%

    Basic astrometry details job: 633754

    RA center: 14h 3' 11"

    DEC center: +54° 21' 3"

    Pixel scale: 0.956 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 176.909 degrees

    Field radius: 0.376 degrees

    Resolution: 2000x2000

    Locations: Observatorio remoto Tomas Lopez en AstroCamp, Nerpio, Albacete, Spain

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: AstroCamp


    The Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 101, M101 or NGC 5457) is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years (six megaparsecs) away in the constellation Ursa Major, first discovered by Pierre Méchain on March 27, 1781, and communicated to Charles Messier who verified its position for inclusion in the Messier Catalogue as one of its final entries.

    Collaboration between Salvatore Iovene, Jaime Alemany and me.



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    Pinwheel Galaxy,