The Pinwheel Galaxy M101 (NGC 5457) is a spiral galaxy in constellation Ursa Major. It is about 21 million ly away from earth. The apparent magnitude of this galaxy is ~7.8 mag. Therefore, this object is well suited for astrophotography with equipment like mine.
There is also a full resolution image of M101 available. UPDATE: I finally decided to put this picture into My Top Astro-Pics gallery.
|Location||Böblingen / Germany|
|Object||Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)|
|Guiding||yes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG|
|Telescope||8" GSO Newtonian|
|Luminance||12x 800s, bin: 1x1|
|Red||9x 450s, bin: 2x2|
|Green||9x 450s, bin: 2x2|
|Blue||9x 450s, bin: 2x2|
Clear skies!Last updated: June 20, 2022 at 9:58 am