Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Hydra (Hya)  ·  Contains:  M 83  ·  M83  ·  NGC 5236  ·  Southern Pinwheel Galaxy  ·  Southern Pinwheel galaxy
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M83 - The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Graham Conaty
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M83 - The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

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M83 - The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Graham Conaty
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M83 - The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK 24

Imaging cameras: FLI PL 9000

Mounts: Mathis MI-1000/1250

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon B B  ·  Astrodon G G  ·  Astrodon R R


Dates:Feb. 14, 2021

Frames: 12x300" (1h)

Integration: 1h

Avg. Moon age: 2.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.61%


Astrometry.net job: 4267685

RA center: 13h 36' 57"

DEC center: -29° 52' 14"

Pixel scale: 0.620 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.127 degrees

Field radius: 0.327 degrees


Resolution: 2684x2684

Locations: El Sauce Observatory, Río Hurtado, Coquimbo Region, Chile

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Description

Messier 83, or M83, is a barred spiral galaxy located 15.21 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation Hydra.

With a spatial diameter of about 55,000 light-years, or roughly half the size of the Milky Way, M83 is one of the nearest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the night sky.

Captured using the Telescope Live CHI-1 astrograph located at the El Sauce Observatory in the Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile, South America the final result comprises only 1hr of integration.

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M83 - The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Graham Conaty