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M101 the Pinwheel Galaxy

M101 is some 27 Million light years from us and at 170,000 light years across is almost twice the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy.

equipment data:
Canon 350D unmodified
30 x 300 sec
Stellarvue SV80S and TV 0.8x reducer/flattener
IDAS LP2 filter (light pollution filter)

Captured from a private observatory in Nashua, NH through the light pollution. This is one of my first successes with the Canon camera and the Stellarvue telescope.

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M101 the Pinwheel Galaxy