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Contains:  NGC 5485, NGC 5477, NGC 5473, M 101, NGC 5457
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M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy, 


            Insight Observatory
M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy

M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 2048x2048

Dates:Feb. 6, 2019

Baader Blue: 1x300" -32C bin 2x2
Baader Green: 1x300" -32C bin 2x2
Baader Luminance: 1x300" -32C bin 1x1
Baader Red: 1x300" -32C bin 2x2

Integration: 0.3 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 1.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.35%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 2514626

RA center: 210.777 degrees

DEC center: 54.361 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.434 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.501 degrees

Field radius: 0.979 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: SkyPi Online Observatory


The Pinwheel Galaxy is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major.

Imaged by Debbie Boyd on Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1).



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License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy, 


            Insight Observatory