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Michael Terhune
Lunenburg MA, USA
11:50 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon Camera at 300mm FL on star Tracker.

Post-processing Details:

Stacked 51, 2min subs in deep sky stacker and processed in photoshop, cropped.

Image Details:

M101, or the Pinwheel Galaxy is a face on spiral galaxy about ~ 21 mill light years from earth in the constellation of Ursa Major. Its a very photogenic looking galaxy and although it is not seen in this photo it contains many hydrogen alpha glowing nebula in its spiral arms. Like all galaxies it is very amazing to photograph!