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 all night. It will become visible at around 21:33 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 67° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:33, 36° above your north-western horizon.

Name Pinwheel Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 101
NGC 5457
Position
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

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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