Pinwheel Galaxy - M101


Scope: ST80  f/5 Location: Culp Valley - Anza Borrego CA   3/8/2003  Camera: Vesta 690

Exposure: 8 x 220 sec  color frames with IR block filter

This image is one of the few galaxies taken with the ST80. In hindsight the better instrument may have been the StarMax127, but the available field might have squeezed the object. Horizontal FOV is 35'


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