Astrophotography Galaxy Supernova

Astrophoto: Pinwheel Galaxy – Messier 101 – 06/23

My 2023 photo of the 21.000.000 LJ away Pinwheel Galaxy. Significantly sharper structures and rounder stars. These are the improvements of the new workflow.

My 2023 photo of the 21.000.000 LJ away Pinwheel Galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major – this year with supernova SN2023ixf.

50 Subs each 300s with my Vixen VC200L VISAC at 1800mm focal length on my HEQ5pro with my CANON EOS M100(a) in Koblenz, Germany.
Stacking and integration was done with PixInsight.

High resolution on Flickr:

Messier 101, M101, Pinwheel Galaxy

Position of the supernova SN2023ixf

Messier 101 - the Pinwheel Galaxy.
Messier 101 – the Pinwheel Galaxy. This year including the supernova SN2023ixf. Here with the shown exact position of the supernova.

The side by side comparison – 2023 vs 2024

Technical Overview

TelescopeVixen VISAC VC200L
Focal Length1800mm
Erecting Lense
CameraCANON EOS M100(a)
Guiding Scope Focal Length240mm
Guiding CameraQHY 5-III-462C
Photography Date05/26/2023
Exposure-Time Lights49x300s
Correction framesFLATS, BIASES
SensitivityISO 400
Processing Date06/12/2023
Reprocessing Date01/15/2024
Processing SoftwarePixInsight
Capture PlaceKoblenz, Germany

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