Region of the Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)

I framed the large M101 galaxy off-center in order to capture the numerous smaller galaxies in the region, most of which down to about magnitude 16 are indicated and labeled (mouseover). The lop-sided spiral on the right side, NGC5474, has its asymmetric shape due to gravitational interaction with M101.

Quadeville Road, Ontario, May 5, 2011, 11 PM - 3:30 AM EDT, Starshooter Pro on TV-85@f5.6, Hutech LPS filter, 17x900 s.

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