December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
This is M101, aka, the Pinwheel Galaxy, a stunning spiral galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major. Adding 4hrs of Hα to this recent RGB image really brought out the emission nebulae in M101. Note that mousing-over the above image, in addition to displaying the object labels, will switch back-n-forth between the HαRGB image and the standard RGB image, very clearly showing the effect of the additional Hα data. See that RGB image for more details about M101. A higher-resolution image is also available. North is up.