M101

Pinwheel Galaxy

Designation:
M101
Object Type:
Spiral Galaxy
Right Ascention:
14h 3m
Declination:
+54° 21'
Magnitude:
7.9
Distance:
27,000,000 light years
Constellation:
Ursa Major

Image Source: Hubble Image: NASA, ESA, K. Kuntz (JHU), F. Bresolin (University of Hawaii), J. Trauger (Jet Propulsion Lab), J. Mould (NOAO), Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana) and STScI; CFHT Image: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/J.-C. Cuillandre/Coelum; NOAO Image: G. Jacoby, B. Bohannan, M. Hanna/NOAO/AURA/NSF