Pinwheel Galaxy – Messier 101

The Pinwheel Galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy is about 16.000.000 LJ away from us and has an expanse of 170.000 LJ. Object Names Another catalog numer of Messier 101, M101 is NGC 5457. In optical neighborhood we can see the dwarfgalaxy NGC 5477 and the galaxy NGC 5473. […]

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Astrophoto: M101 Pinwheel Galaxy – Clear Sky 14

The Pinwheel Galaxy – One of the famous Galaxies for Spring evenings. I had to ignore moon to practise more in astrophotography.

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