Messier 101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy

Submitted by jimwcoleman

This is M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy, as seen from Port Orchard, Washington through a Meade 115 Series 6000 APO Triplet refractor. This is 32 one-minute subs with nine darks, stacked with DeepSkyStacker. 

This time of year, the Pinwheel Galaxy is high overhead and to the west at nightfall, just "above" the Big Dipper.

I could have done much better with the processing and will try later. Trying to figure out PixInsight and not having much luck, so just ran it through DSS real quick.

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Submitted by swingin on Sat, 08/03/2019 - 08:58

Beautiful shot Jim, what is that on the left of the image? Is it NGC 5474 Galaxy? I looked at Stellarium and that's about the only thing I can see, matter of fact the galaxy is so far away it doesn't even show a picture of it. Nice job Jim!


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