M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy                           (image is reduced-size | other sizes:  medium ,,original)

Distance:  23 million light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 690wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 14x10min L (bin1x1); 3x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, PI, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

6 February 2021 - Las Cruces, NM

Published in All About Space Magazine, Issue 90, Jan 2022.

First time out with the big TOA scope in my new backyard.

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