Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  M 101  ·  M101  ·  NGC 5422  ·  NGC 5457  ·  NGC 5473  ·  NGC 5474  ·  NGC 5477  ·  NGC 5485  ·  NGC 5486  ·  NGC5422  ·  NGC5447  ·  NGC5449  ·  NGC5450  ·  NGC5451  ·  NGC5453  ·  NGC5455  ·  NGC5461  ·  NGC5462  ·  NGC5471  ·  NGC5473  ·  NGC5474  ·  NGC5477  ·  NGC5484  ·  NGC5485  ·  NGC5486  ·  Pinwheel galaxy
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M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Arvind H.
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M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Arvind H.
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M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 102mm ED APO triplet

Imaging cameras: Canon T3i MODDED

Mounts: Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Deluxe Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducers: Hotech Field flattener

Software: Adobe LightRoom 2017  ·  DeepSkyStacker 3.3.4 DSS 3.3.4

Filters: Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter 2 inch Orion SkyGlow


Dates:June 8, 2018

Frames:Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter 2 inch Orion SkyGlow: 33x300" (2h 45') ISO1600

Integration: 2h 45'

Darks: ~28

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 23.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Astrometry.net job: 2558647

RA center: 14h 3' 15"

DEC center: +54° 20' 37"

Pixel scale: 1.276 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.137 degrees

Field radius: 1.080 degrees


Resolution: 5066x3385

Locations: Lake San Antonio, Bradley, California, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

This beautiful face on grand design Spiral is estimated to be at a distance of 21M light years in Ursa Major. Bigger than the Milky Way and estimated to contain over a trillion stars.

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Description: Re-processed data with PixInsight. Definitely a more satisfying image as I am learning to use this tool better. I love the number of galaxies besides M101 in this FOV. How many do you spot?

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Description: reducing the Red. Re-processed data with PixInsight. Definitely a more satisfying image as I am learning to use this tool better. I love the number of galaxies besides M101 in this FOV. How many do you spot?

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Description: Some NR on arms and sharpening of the core area.

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