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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

The Pinwheel Galaxy is located in the constellation Ursa Major and is approximately the same size as our milky way.

Distance to earth: 21’000’000 lightyears
Apparent size: 30 arcminutes (1 x the moon)

Imaging time: 11.3 hours

Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: February – April 2016
Total exposure time: 11.3 hours
Color combination: LRGB

Image data:
41 x 600s LUM
9 x 3 x 600s RGB