M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

Photographer
pithagoras
Email
g-xfrantzis@hotmail.com
Location of photo
Livadi - Chalkidiki
Date/Time of photo
7 April 2016
Equipment
OTA : C9.25 XLT f/6.3 reducer Vixen Ed100sf - Mount : Neq6 pro - Camera : Atik 460ex & Atik 460exc - Filters : No - Guiding : Asi 120mc/SkyWatcher 70/500
Description
The Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 101, M101 or NGC 5457) is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years (six megaparsecs)[3] away in the constellation Ursa Major, first discovered by Pierre Méchain on March 27, 1781, and communicated to Charles Messier who verified its position for inclusion in the Messier Catalogue as one of its final entries.