Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)

Above Image: M101 Pinwheel Galaxy
Author: Josh Thum
Date Processed: June 15th, 2013
Image Processor: SEOAstroImageProcessor

Observer: Josh Thum
Date Observed: June 15th, 2013
Telescope: Stone Edge 20″
Exposure Time: 240 seconds
Filters: iprime, rprime, gprime

Comments: The object fits well into the 26 arcminute field of view. I love this face-on spiral galaxy, because its nebulae are so obvious. A satellite trail is very evident in the image, and it seems to flare as it enters towards the top, and then dims as it moves right to the bottom.

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