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Pinwheel Galaxy and SN 2011fe
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Pinwheel Galaxy and SN 2011fe

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The Super Nova (highlighted with white lines) reached maximum brightness on 9/15/11. The galaxy is 25 million light years away. M101 has 10x the mass of the Milky Way.

Object Information

Name Pinwheel Galaxy and SN 2011fe
Type Spiral Galaxy+Type 1a Super Nova
Constellation Ursa Major
Catalogue M101 / NGC 5457

Acquisition / Processing

Exposure L - 12 x 600 sec Bin 1
Total 2.00 Hrs
Telescope AP 160 @ f7.7
Camera SBIG ST-8300
Camera Temp -16ÂșC
Guiding SBIG SG4 / Tak 90
Mount AP 900GTO
Filters Astrodon-Gen 2 LRGB
Processing CCDStack / PS CS3
Location San Pedro Creek, NM
Date September 18, 2011

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