Astronomy and astrophotography for the love of the sky and its Creator, by Val Ricks. For a better view, toggle F11 and turn off the lights.
April 9, 2017
M101 (March 30, 2017)
The great northern grand spiral galaxy, M101, glows just north of the Big Dipper's handle in Ursa Major. This is 11x720" with the SXVF-H9 through CFF 290 Classical Cassegrain at f/7.93. M101 is just about 21 million light years away.