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Contains:  NGC 5486, NGC 5485, NGC 5477, NGC 5474, NGC 5473, M 101, NGC 5457, NGC 5422
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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy, 


            Allen Koenig
M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:TS 80/480 triplet

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MC-Cool

Mount:iOptron iEQ45 Pro

Guiding telescope or lens:TS 80/480 triplet

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI1600MC-Cool

Software:Sequence Generator Pro, PHD2, Pixinsight

Filter:IDAS LPS V4

Accessory:HitecAstro Mount Hub Pro

Resolution: 4084x3116

Dates:June 8, 2017

Frames: 50x300"

Integration: 4.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.00% job: 1638384

RA center: 14h 3' 21"

DEC center: +54° 21' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.629 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 97.341 degrees

Field radius: 1.163


After collecting experience for a year, I finally feel confident enough to post my first astro Picture ever. Here's the Pinwheel Galaxy M101 taken from my backyard on the outskirts of Munich in May 2017.



Allen Koenig
License: None (All rights reserved)

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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy, 


            Allen Koenig