M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

16 Jan 2012
Object name: M101 Pinwheel Galaxy
Apparent RA: 14 03 12.4  Apparent Dec: +54 20 58
Constellation: Ursa Major

The poor little M101 galaxy is a bit lost in this wide frame. Another go here with the 350D on the F5 8inch Skywatcher newtonian with the Baader MPCC giving a nice field. Lots of exposure but not the best result really.

M101 is always a funny lopsided galaxy and gives images a strange looking result

View full sized image of M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

Captured in Maxim and processed in photoshop

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider and my black and white SC1 webcam.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

18x600s on 200mm @ F5 with 350D

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