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M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy, 


            Mark Spruce

M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 1324x965

Dates:May 30, 2016

Frames: 35x300"

Integration: 2.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.97% job: 1313189

Locations: Observatory, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom


M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy
Taken over 2 nights to trial a new guide camera (QHY5L-II mono). The guiding was much better than with my old camera. However I'm still experiencing camera timeouts. I think I have resolved this by running the camera on a dedicated USB cable rather than through a hub, but time will tell. I'm fairly pleased with the result given the ligher skies that we have at this time of year with it never really getting truly dark.



Mark Spruce
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


  • M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy, 


            Mark Spruce
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    M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy, 


            Mark Spruce


M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy, 


            Mark Spruce