Messier 83  -  Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

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Object data of M83

Object type: Galaxy (SBc)
Size: 12.9' x 11.5'
Magnitude: 7.6mag
Constellation: Hya
Distance: 15 Mio Ly
Notes: Messier 83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation borders of Hydra and Centaurus.

Exposure data

Date: 2022-05-26 until 2022-05-29 (4 nights)
Location: DeepSkySafaris / Namibia (1,300m)
Telescope: 10" Newtonian telescope (f=1000mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200
Exposure time: L 30x8min / RGB 10x8min each
Exposure time total: 8h 00min