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M101

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M101

NGC Number:
NGC 5457

Constellation:
Ursa Major

Distance from Earth:
~27 Million Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
7.9

Size:
22 arc minutes

M101

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Date Taken:
3/3/2005

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
RCOS 16" Ritchey-Chretien
Bisque Paramoune ME
SBIG STL-11000M

Exposure Specs:
210 minutes total
Lum: 8x15 min
Red: 3x10 min
Grn: 3x10 min
Blu: 3x10 min

Processed with:
MaximDL v4
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2005, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.