This M101 Wide Field image also captures a few interesting background galaxies including NGC5422 (left) and NGC 5474 (right).
This was a welcome return to astrophotography after a 3 month hiatus, which had already been a sparse year since July 2015. With just one night to work with, the one-shot-color Canon 60Da was the camera of choice, and it allowed me to capture 3 objects that night. I’ll post those soon, but I will only add this one to the galaxy gallery since it’s been about 10 years since I’ve captured a wide field version of M101.
20 x 8 minute exposures
Sky-Watcher Esprit 100mm f/5.5
Captured in Pinion Pines, above Frazier Park, CA