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Close up of M101

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Close up 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: Celestron 9.25 SCT at f/6.3 Guided with Megrez 90 Telescope QHY8 Camera Celestron 9.25 SCT at f/6.3 Nebulosity (Image Capture) PHD Guiding Hypertuned Atlas mount 39 x 5 min exposure
Posted on May 31, 2009 Full Size| Slideshow