Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  M 101  ·  NGC 5457
M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Howie Silleck
M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy
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M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy

M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Howie Silleck
M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy
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M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 XLT SCT

Imaging cameras: Canon 6D

Mounts: AVX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope

Software: Adobe Photoshop 5 CS  ·  PHD 2 Guiding


Dates:March 18, 2018April 14, 2018

Frames: 156x180" (7h 48') ISO3200

Integration: 7h 48'

Flats: 40

Avg. Moon age: 14.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.98%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2013525

RA center: 14h03m06s.7

DEC center: +54°2212

Pixel scale: 0.652 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.712 degrees

Field radius: 0.406 degrees


Resolution: 3168x3168

Locations: Lookout Mountain, Golden, CO, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

An update to my latest attempt at M101, with a few hours of new data added from my weekend camping outside of Westcliffe, Colorado. Amazing to see the difference a dark sky makes!

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M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Howie Silleck