Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Hydra (Hya)  ·  Contains:  M 83  ·  NGC 5236  ·  Southern Pinwheel galaxy

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    M83 the southern pinwheel

    Image of the day 07/10/2019

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      M83 the southern pinwheel, 



    
        

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      M83 the southern pinwheel

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Faried 10"f4

      Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finder

      Guiding cameras: MGEN

      Filters: Astronomik LRGB 31mm


      Dates:June 1, 2019

      Frames: 92x180" (4h 36')

      Integration: 4h 36'

      Avg. Moon age: 27.55 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 4.36%


      RA center: 13h37m01s.20

      DEC center: -29°5210.1

      Pixel scale: 1.160 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -86.313 degrees

      Field radius: 0.282 degrees

      More info:Open 


      Resolution: 1400x1047

      Locations: deepskysafaris.com Rooisand, Windhoek, Namibia

      Data source: Traveller

      Description

      Being able to visit a supreme deepsky site is a rare and special privilege, and I am grateful to Faried Abu-Salih who is about to establish new astronomical life on Rooisand farm, which is some kilometers past Hakos farm on C26 road in Namibia. At 1300m height its a little bit warmer than Hakos, sky and lodging is about perfect as it can be. The Lacerta team was invited to come as one of the first guests and we were happy to have 10 out of 10 nights with clearest skies, and some with superior seeing conditions. Thank you Faried!

      I was working like mad using 4 cameras on 3 mounts and got a total of 49 projects done, and here is the first one, M83 the southern pinwheel - a must to any photographer going south. The barred spiral is loaded with detail and pretty HII knots. On the full field there is a very faint stellar stream visible to left, which is roughly to the north.

      10"f4 Newton on CGE mount, ASI1600MMP, pure LRGB with Astronomik filters.

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