M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy

Object image

Common Name

Pinwheel Galaxy

Object type

Galaxy type

Messier

M101

NGC

5457

Magnitude

7.90

Distance (LY)

2 x 107

Object image caption

M101. Image: European Space Agency & NASA Acknowledgements: Project Investigators for the original Hubble data: K.D. Kuntz (GSFC), F. Bresolin (University of Hawaii), J. Trauger (JPL), J. Mould (NOAO), and Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana) Image processing: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble) CFHT image: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/J.-C. Cuillandre/Coelum NOAO image: George Jacoby, Bruce Bohannan, Mark Hanna/NOAO/AURA/NSF

Constellations IAU Abbr

UMa