Location of Photo:
Basking Ridge NJ
Date/Time of photo:
5/15/09 & 5/21/09
Takahashi FS102 @ F6 w/ Orion StarShootPro DSCI guided with a Takahashi FC-60, Meade DSI Pro riding on Losmandy G11.
M101 aka the Pinwheel Galaxy discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1781 and communicated to Charles Messier who verified its location and entered it into his catalog. Approximately 27million LY from us and spans ~170million LY across.