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2010 Messier 101

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2010 Messier 101
M101 is the Pinwheel Galaxy. Discovered in 1781. 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: 9.25 SCT at f/6.3 QHY8 Camera ST80 used as guide scope Nebulosity (Image Capture) PHD Guiding Hypertuned Atlas mount DSS stacking/Photoshop Processing
Posted on March 20, 2010 Full Size| Slideshow