Messier 83 – Southern Pinwheel

Photographer
Miroslav Horvat
Email
miroslav.horvat@outlook.com
Location of photo
Chile
Date/Time of photo
07/06/2018
Equipment
This image was made using Chilescope service. Telescope: ASA N 20 inch f/3.6 Mount: ASA DDM85 Camera: FLI Proline 16803 Exposure : L 12x10min Bin1, RGB 4x5min Bin2 per channel
Description
Messier 83 (also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83 or NGC 5236) is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. It is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the sky, making it visible with binoculars.Six supernovae (SN 1923A, SN 1945B, SN 1950B, SN 1957D, SN 1968L and SN 1983N) have been observed in M83. Its nickname of the Southern Pinwheel derives from its resemblance to the Pinwheel Galaxy.
Website
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