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

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Meade Model 2080

Imaging camera: Canon 600D

Mount: Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO

Guiding telescope or lens: Celestron 80mm Guidescope

Guiding camera: Sky-Watcher Synguider

Focal reducer: Meade f/6.3

Software: PixInsightPhotoshopO'Telescope BackyardEOS

Resolution: 2988x3045

Dates: Oct. 10, 2012Sept. 6, 2013

16x90" ISO1600
40x240" ISO800

Integration: 3.1 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~16

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 12.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.91%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 15.00 job: 182377

RA center: 210.868 degrees

DEC center: 54.409 degrees

Orientation: 110.894 degrees

Field radius: 0.450 degrees

Locations: Roof terrace, Borås, Sweden


2012-10-10 20:00-23:30
Windy, clear

2013-09-06 22:00-02:00
Clear, no moon, no wind, 15 degrees C



Peter Folkesson


Sky plot

Sky plot


M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy, Peter Folkesson

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