M101 – The Pinwheel Galaxy

Jun 26, 2006 by Jared Smith

Two clear nights in a row! This is the Pinwheel Galaxy, a face on spiral galaxy located near the handle star of the Big Dipper. It’s a very dim object that needs much more exposure to capture more fine details, but it was nice to bag another of my Messier list items.

M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy

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