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Contains:  M 101, M101, NGC 5457, NGC 5461, NGC 5477, NGC5447, NGC5449, NGC5450, NGC5451, NGC5453, NGC5455, NGC5461, NGC5462, NGC5471, NGC5477, Pinwheel galaxy
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M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy, 


            Insight Observatory
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M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy

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Dates:April 12, 2020

Baader Blue: 10x600" bin 1x1
Baader Green: 10x600" -42C bin 1x1
Baader Luminance: 25x600" -42C bin 1x1
Baader Red: 10x600" -42C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.2 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 19.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 75.01%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 3472023

RA center: 14h 2' 59"

DEC center: +54° 22' 47"

Pixel scale: 1.977 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.767 degrees

Field radius: 0.625 degrees

Resolution: 1305x1863

Locations: SkyPi Remote Observatory, Pie Town, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Insight Observatory


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

Image data acquired by Muir Evenden and processed by Utkarsh Mishra and Michael Petrasko from Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach remote telescope ATEO-1.

Image set can be subscribed to and downloaded from Insight Observatory's "Starbase" image set repository.



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M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy, 


            Insight Observatory