Spiral Galaxy M-101 (NGC 5447) in Ursa Major

Spiral Galaxy M-101; CCD image thru 80mm refractor
This is a 70 minute exposure with an SBIG STL-1301E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20-inch RC Cassegrain working at F/5.2. The field of view is about 20x24 arc minutes.

Click here to see images of M-101 taken with the Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra Space Telescopes in various wavelengths. Large prints of these images are on display at Kopernik Observatory & Science Center.

George Normandin, KAS

July 22nd, 2009