M 83 (Southern Pinwheel Galaxy)


Messier 83 (also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, or NGC 5236) is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. This is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies.


Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /6.8
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 22, 26 April 2012
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: L = 120 min, R = 40 min; G = 40 min; B = 50 min.
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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