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Wide field image of M101

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Wide field image of M101
M101 is the Pinwheel Galaxy. Discovered in 1781 by Pierre Méchain. It is located in the constellation of Ursa Major (Big Dipper). It is about twice as large as the Milky Way and is located 27 million light years away. Technical Information: Megrez 90 Telescope QHY8 Camera 9.25 SCT used as guide scope Nebulosity (Image Capture) PHD Guiding Hypertuned Atlas mount 39 x 5 min exposure
Posted on March 23, 2009 Full Size| Slideshow