The Pinwheel Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Pinwheel Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 26 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Pinwheel Galaxy is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 03:28 (EST), when it rises to an altitude of 24° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 43° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:48.

Name Pinwheel Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 101
NGC 5457
Position
Constellation:Ursa Major
Brightness (V):Mag 7.7
Right Ascension:14h03m
Declination:+54°21'
Distance:6.9 Mpc
22.6 Mlyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-21.50

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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