M101 Mosaic

The well-known spiral galaxy M101 was imaged by Dr George Jacoby at the Kitt Peak National Observatory's 0.9-meter telescope, using the new wide-field imaging system Mosaic. This instrument combines the pictures from eight separate CCD chips, carefully mounted next to each other for a total of 8192 pixels square, and can thus image a large area without sacrificing resolution. M101 (NGC5457) is a type Sc spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major and is quite similar to our own Galaxy.

Credit:
George Jacoby, Bruce Bohannan, Mark Hanna/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/

About the Image

Id:noao-02881
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:7680 x 7540 px

About the Object

Name:M101
Constellation:Ursa Major
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 3 29.99
Position (Dec):54° 6' 15.38"
Field of view:33.09 x 32.53 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.7° left of vertical