Messier Catalog » M101 — NGC 5457 Pinwheel Galaxy

A year of images to contribute to a detailed photo of the Pinwheel.
The Detailed M101: Pinwheel Galaxy

A year of images to contribute to a detailed photo of the Pinwheel.

A beautiful spiral galaxy that is quite photogenic.
M101: The Pinwheel Galaxy

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.
M101: The Pinwheel Galaxy's Neighborhood

This shot of the popular M101 Pinwheel Galaxy was taken at 336mm to produce a wide field that reveals myriad neighboring galaxies.

 
RA

14h 3.2m

Dec

54°21

Magnitude

7.9 ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚫⚫⚫

Size

22

Distance

27,000,000 light years

Season

🌼 Spring

Difficulty

❌ Very Hard