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June 14, 2022
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M101 is a lovely Galaxy which can be see off the tail of the Big Dipper in the North West at the time of the Star Party.  The darkness of the skies allow it to be easily located for viewing with your Binoculars or Telescope.

The Pinwheel Galaxy is a face-on spiral galaxy 21 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781 and was communicated that year to Charles Messier, who verified its position for inclusion in the Messier Catalogue as one of its final entries.

This was also a image taken at MKSP by an attendee.