M101 "The Pinwheel Galaxy" In Ursa Major

NGC 7479

Image Details:

Telescope: Takahashi TOA-130F @ F7 (999mm)
Wikipedia Notes: The Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 101 or NGC 5457) is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years (six megaparsecs) away in the constellation Ursa Major, first discovered by Pierre Méchain on March 27, 1781, and communicated to Charles Messier who verified its position for inclusion in the Messier Catalogue as one of its final entries.
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW-10 & Astrodon Filters
Exposure: LRGB = 250:60:60:60 Minutes (RGB Binned 2x2)
Location: ARGO, Oregon USA
Date: August 2011