M101. The Pinwheel Galaxy
Spiral galaxy in Ursa Major

The Pinwheel galaxy is one of the most prominent spiral galaxies in the sky. It has a strong unsimmetry with its core out of the disc center.
Distance to earth: 27,000,000 light years
Visual Magnitude: 7.9
More information:
Messier index. M101



Galaxy crop

Date and location 1,2-may-2008. Caraquiz, Madrid.
Telescope 8" Meade LX200R, f=2000mm on Titan mount. Autoguide with Miniborg50, Luna0.4  and guidemaster.
Camera Artemis 11002. Hutech IDAS LPS and RGB Astronomik filters
Image processing
L: 18x900s bin 1x1; RGB: 5x300 bin2x2. stacked with MaximDL. Process with PixInsight standard.



Date and location 17, 24-mar-2007. Caraquiz, Madrid.
Telescope 8" Meade LX200R, f=2000mm on Titan mount. Autoguide with Megrez II 80ED, Toucam SC3 and guidemaster.
Camera Artemis 285. Focal reducer  0.7
Image processing
L: 9x900s bin 1x1; RGB: 5x240s + 5x300s bin2x2. stacked with MaximDL. Process with PixInsight standard.


Date and location 22-jul-2006. Caraquiz, Madrid.
Telescope 8" Meade LX200R, f=2000mm. Autoguide with Megrez II 80ED, Toucam SC3 and guidemaster.
Camera Artemis 285. Focal reducer  0.7
image processing
L: 9x900s bin 1x1; RGB: 4x240s bin2x2. stacked with CADET. Process and LRGB with PixInsight standard.



Date and location
11-jun-2005. Caraquiz, Madrid, Spain
Telescopio 8" Meade LX200GPS, f=2000mm. Equatorial.
Cámara Artemis 285. Focal reducer  0,7. Autoguide with Toucam and guidedog
Image processing
7 images of 300s stacked and  with CADET. Final process with PixInsight and Adobe Photoshop.

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