Astrophotography Photos

Messier 101

I have created this photo a while ago but I just wanted to publish it here anyway to create a beginning on my blog. Down here are the details on the object I tried to capture.


  • Name: Pinwheel Galaxy
  • NGC catalogue: NGC 5457
  • Right ascension: 14h 3m 13s
  • Declination: +54° 20′ 57″
  • Constellation: Ursa Major

Camera settings:

  • Frame count: 24
  • Shutter speed: 60 seconds
  • Gain: ISO 800
  • Bias frames: 0
  • Dark frames: 0
  • Flat frames: 0

You can find details about my gear on how I make these photos in a post I did before:

By Menno van Leeuwen

Graduated as an Application and media developer at ROC Nova college in Beverwijk. Tech enthusiast and astrophotographer. I'm a self-taught programmer working with C# at an early age. I've worked on several projects either as freelancer or simply for pure joy. Learning new things is not something I shy away from; I like to come with new fresh out-of-the-box ideas. I am ready to broaden my knowledge in the field of IT and see where the future leads me to.

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