The Pinwheel Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Pinwheel Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 23 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Pinwheel Galaxy is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 20:15 when it dips 21° above your north-western horizon. At 05:54, it will return to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon, and reach an altitude of 25° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:20.

Name Pinwheel Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 101
NGC 5457
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:7.86 (V)[1]
8.46 (B)[1]
5.81 (H)[1]
5.51 (K)[1]
6.52 (J)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.60
Hubble type:SABc
Right Ascension:14h03m [1]
Declination:+54°20' [1]
Distance:6.9 Mpc
22.6 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-21.34




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