Messier Catalog » M101 — NGC 5457 Pinwheel Galaxy
A year of images to contribute to a detailed photo of the Pinwheel.
A beautiful spiral galaxy that is quite photogenic.
This shot of the popular M101 Pinwheel Galaxy was taken at 336mm to produce a wide field that reveals myriad neighboring galaxies.
A few weeks ago, supernova SN 2023ixf was discovered. A massive star ran out of fuel and violently collapsed, causing a brilliant explosion that can be clearly seen 21 million light years away. It is the closet supernova to earth in the past 5 years and 2nd discovered in the area in the past 15 years. Messier 101, Pinwheel Galaxy, with supernova visible top middle.
27,000,000 light years
❌ Very Hard