Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  M 101  ·  NGC 5457  ·  NGC 5461  ·  NGC 5474  ·  NGC 5477
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M 101, Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle
M 101, Pinwheel Galaxy
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M 101, Pinwheel Galaxy

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M 101, Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle
M 101, Pinwheel Galaxy
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M 101, Pinwheel Galaxy

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX Mono

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ EQ6

Software: Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  PHD2 Guiding 2.6.3 PHD-Guiding  ·  SGP Pro  ·  EQMOD

Filters: Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 UV-IR cut  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" G  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" B

Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster PoleMaster  ·  Lunatico Astronomia EZ60+QHY5 II  ·  Lunatico Astronomia Seletek Armadillo 2


Dates:May 5, 2019

Frames:
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 UV-IR cut: 40x300" (3h 20') bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25" R: 40x60" (40') bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" B: 40x60" (40') bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Baader 1.25" G: 40x60" (40') bin 2x2

Integration: 5h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 0.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.32%

Mean SQM: 19.70


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4110358

RA center: 14h03m50s

DEC center: +54°0719

Pixel scale: 1.759 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 76.684 degrees

Field radius: 0.737 degrees


Resolution: 2384x1844

Locations: Mi casa, Matalascañas, Huelva, Spain

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 101, M101 or NGC 5457) is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years (six megaparsecs) away from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major. Discovered by Pierre Méchain on March 27, 1781, it was communicated to Charles Messier who verified its position for inclusion in the Messier Catalogue as one of its final entries.

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M 101, Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle