M101 (Galaxy)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 23 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M101 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 19:44, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:09, 76° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:16, 65° above your north-western horizon.

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Name M101
Object type Galaxy
Other names
The Pinwheel Galaxy
NGC 5457[2]
Arp 26[3]
Right ascension:14h03m [2]
Declination:+54°20' [2]
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:7.90 (V) [3]
8.36 (B) [2]
6.52 (J) [2]
5.81 (H) [2]
5.51 (K) [2]
Hubble type:SABc
Distance:7.4 Mpc
24.0 Mlyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):0.46
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-21.43
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

22 Apr 2024  –  Messier 101 is well placed
22 Apr 2025  –  Messier 101 is well placed
23 Apr 2026  –  Messier 101 is well placed
23 Apr 2027  –  Messier 101 is well placed
22 Apr 2028  –  Messier 101 is well placed
22 Apr 2029  –  Messier 101 is well placed
23 Apr 2030  –  Messier 101 is well placed
23 Apr 2031  –  Messier 101 is well placed





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