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The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
 
© Mariusz Goralski

The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy



This image was captured across two nights, 18 & 19 April 2018, using a Astro modded canon 40D through a 8" SCT at 2032mm focal length. The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, Messier 83 (M83) or NGC 5236 is a barred spiral galaxy 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. It is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the sky. The nickname of the Southern Pinwheel comes from its similarity to the Pinwheel Galaxy.

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