M101

Teaser:
M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy, is a face-on spiral galaxy in Ursa Major. It's radius of ~ 80,000 light years means it's on a simiilar scale to our own Milky Way.
Priority:
Interesting
Month:
June
Visibility:
January - August
RA (J2000):
14:03:12
Dec (J2000):
+54:20:55
Image:
Observing tips:
Colour images e.g. BVR of ~120s and H alpha filter ~180 - 240 s with FT North
Dates visible:
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017