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M101 Final Cropped GPX


M101 Final Cropped GPX

The Pinwheel Galaxy (M101, NGC 5457) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major, is 21 million light-years from earth, and has a diameter of 170,000 light-years, about 1.5 times the diameter of our Milky Way Galaxy. Numerous galaxies surround M101, some of which are visible in this cropped image.

Image capture on 3/30/23Askar 107PHQ
ASI2600MC Pro (OSC camera)
ZWO AM5 mount with guiding via ASIAir Plus using an ASI178mm mini and a 60mm F4 guide scope
Light Frames [Total Exposure 4:40]
- Antlia RGB Triband Ultra filter -- 600s x 22 frames. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Total Exposure 3:40]
- No filter (UV/IR cut filter only from ASI2600MC) -- 180s x 20 frames. [Total Exposure 1:00]All light frames calibrated with dark, flat, and bias frames
Pre- and post-processed in PixInsight
Additional post-processing in Photoshop for generation of jpeg (for reduced file size)

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