Pinwheel Galaxy


Tom Howard

Isle of Wight

Nikon D7000 DSLR camera, Meade 5000 127mm refractor, EQ6 mount.

M101 is one of the faintest Messier objects in terms of surface brightness and needs plenty of data. Fours hours of sub-exposures recorded at the Isle of Wight Star Party went into this image. I am very pleased to have retained the colours of the galaxy and foreground stars.