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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  M 83, NGC 5236, Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
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Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M 83), 


            Peter Dunsby
Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M 83)
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Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M 83)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge HD 800

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MC-Cool

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: PrimaLuceLab 60mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Focal reducers: Celestron 0.7x Focal Reducer, for edgeHD 800

Software: Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.1  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Optolong L-Pro

Accessory: Primaluce Labs Eagle 3

Dates:April 28, 2020

Frames:Optolong L-Pro: 240x180" (gain: 75.00) -10C bin 2x2

Integration: 12.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 5.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.01%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3479304

RA center: 13h 36' 58"

DEC center: -29° 52' 26"

Pixel scale: 0.521 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 182.978 degrees

Field radius: 0.314 degrees

Resolution: 3465x2596

Data source: Backyard


Straight RGB image of M 83, captured with the Celestron Edge HD 800 & ZWO ASI 1600MC Cool from my Bortle 8 skies in Newlands, Cape Town.



Peter Dunsby
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M 83), 


            Peter Dunsby