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.


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!