The Pinwheel Galaxy - M101

 Astrophotography details:

Film PJM-2 Ektapress Multispeed 640 film
Telescope/camera Meade LX-200 10"
F-ratio F/10 (Prime focus)
Exposure time 90 minutes
AutoGuider Meade Pictor 201-XT
Autoguider exposure time 8 seconds
guide star Unknown
Date of Photo 0030 Hours local, 20 April 97
Location Picacho Peak State Park, Arizona.
Additional image processing Image was brightness and contrast adjusted. This shot is marginal. Needed more time but moon came up and threatened to obliterate what little image was obtained.
Posted  20 Apr 98