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Hi everyone,

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 even visible through a small telescope.

The nickname of the Southern Pinwheel comes from its similarity to the Pinwheel Galaxy.

 

Clear Skies,

MG

 

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