M61 (NGC 4303)

M61 is an intermediate barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Virgo at a distance of 52 MLY. and displaying distinctive squarish spiral arms.

Classified as a star burst galaxy, M61 is undergoing an extremely high of star forming activity.

The background is littered with tiny distant background galaxies.

F. O. V.   40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.  21 x 600 sec   May 2021.

Location. (Wiruna)  Ilford . N.S.W.