Pinwheel Galaxy (M101, NGC5457) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 19,100-22,400 kly light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major. It is referred to as M(101) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(5457) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Pinwheel Galaxy (M101, NGC5457) was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 14:03.2 (R.A.) and +54:21 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.9 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 22.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
Pinwheel galaxy (M101,NGC5457) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(14:03.2), Dec(+54:21) and its distance is calculated 19.100-22.400 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.9. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 22.0.
|Name||Pinwheel Galaxy (M101, NGC5457)|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||19,100-22,400 kly|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1781|
|Copright||N.A.S.A, Hubble Site|