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Contains:  NGC 5485, NGC 5474, NGC 5473, M 101, NGC 5457, NGC 5422
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M101 from Negev Desert, 


            Leo Shatz
M101 from Negev Desert

M101 from Negev Desert

Technical card

Resolution: 4820x4100

Dates:April 12, 2018

Frames: 67x300"

Integration: 5.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.80% job: 2033358

RA center: 210.848 degrees

DEC center: 54.339 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.427 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 279.299 degrees

Field radius: 1.255 degrees

Locations: Negev Desert, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

Data source: Traveller


The sky quality was quite bad, a high flying fog or clouds were present most of the night. The colors were pretty much washed out and restoring some naturally looking colors was far from being straightforward.

This image is quite large, containing many details of the M101 galaxy at 1:1 zoom



Leo Shatz
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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M101 from Negev Desert, 


            Leo Shatz