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.
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|