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29 March, 3, 29 May 2019
12.5 inch RCOS f/9 astrograph at f/6 (Astro-Physics CCDT67) with a SBIG STF8300m camera (Lum filter) on a Paramount ME
Messier 101, the Pinwheel Galaxy, is found in the constellation Ursa Major. This luminance image details the spiral structure of the galaxy, which contains many NGC objects. M 101 was discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1781 and was added by Messier to his catalog.