M101, The Pinwheel Galaxy

State/Province/Region
NM
Country
US
Nearest Area
Valley of Fires Recreational Area
Town
Carrizozo
Description

M101 is a large, face-on spiral galaxy located approximately 21 million light years away. It can be found by looking between the last two stars in the handle of the big dipper. When the dipper is facing up (spring), M 101 will be north of the center point between these two stars (Mizar and Alkaid). This is a combination of twenty-three ten minute exposures.

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Date Added
May 25, 2013
Date Taken
May 25, 2013
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