Toggle menu
Call us at: 530 823 7796 ............... Open Mon-Fri 9-5 Pacific Time

Stellar Shot of the Week

Brian Meyers caught this awesome shot of the Pinwheel Galaxy (M101) in Ursa Major with his SVX90T and SVX152T.


This face-on spiral galaxy rests roughly 25 million light-years away from Earth and has a diameter of 170,000 light-years. Possessing somewhere around a trillion stars, it has a disk mass order of 100 billion solar masses, with a central bulge of about 3 billion solar masses.


  • Ha – 5h

  • RGB – 9h

  • Lum – 9h

  • Scope – Stellarvue SVX90T | SVX152T

  • Imaging Cam - ZWO 2600MM Pro

  • Filters – Optolong SHO 3nm | Antlia RGB

  • Mount – Sky Watcher CQ350

For more details and an in-depth look at this image, visit Brian’s AstroBin:

Designations: Messier 101, M101, NGC 5457.


Messier 101 (The Pinwheel Galaxy) - NASA Science. (n.d.).

Wikipedia contributors. (2024, March 27). Pinwheel Galaxy. Wikipedia.


Send us your Stellarvue images! Email JPG images of your favorite astro-photographs taken with your Stellarvue refractor to: Include in your email:

        "I grant Stellarvue Inc. permission to use the attached image(s) online".

It is always appreciated by our viewers if you include an image of your telescope/camera set up, and include details such as field flattener, mount, camera, acquisition data, exposures, filters and what you used to process the image. Clear skies!