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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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    • By MarsG76
      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.
    • By MarsG76
      Hello Astronomers,
      I haven't imaged M83 for about 4 years and I wanted to see if my imaging has progressed in that time, so M83 was the perfect candidate for my next imaging project.
      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, M83 or NGC 5236 is a barred spiral galaxy 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra.
      The nickname of the Southern Pinwheel comes from its similarity to the Pinwheel Galaxy visible from the northern hemisphere.
      clear skies,
      MG
       
    • By codeman
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      The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy ( Messier 83, NGC 5236 ) in the constellation Hydra.
      Additional sub-images added ( 9 x 3 min @ ISO 200, no filter ) and colour balance tweaked to remove slight yellow/green tinge.  The lower ISO and removal of the LP pollution filter has made it easier to bring out the subtle colours in the stars.
       

       
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    • By MikeODay
      The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy ( Messier 83, NGC 5236 ) in the constellation Hydra.
       

       
      ( click on image to see fuill size )
       
      Messier 83 is a relatively large and bright spiral galaxy visible from southern and mid latitudes. Clearly visible is the central bar with its bright central bulge as well as multiple dark dust lanes and areas of nebulosity in the sweeping arms. At a distance of 15 Million light years, the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, whilst close in astronomical terms, is too far away and hence way too small for my backyard telescope to resolve individual stars; so all of the stars that can be seen are in fact in the near foreground of the image and reside, like us, in the Milkyway Galaxy.
      Much harder to see are the many far more distant galaxies that look like tiny fuzzy stars in the image. The easiest of which are PGC 724536 and PGC 48132 that appear close together in the centre of the image just to the right of Messier 83. Both are edge on and look like tiny flying saucers.
      Details:
      Skywatcher Quattro 10" f4 Newtonian.
      Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount
      Orion 80mm f5 guide scope and auto guider - PHD2 software.
      Nikon D5300 (unmodified)
      Hutech IDAS D1 filter,
      14bit NEF, Long Exp. NR on.
      25 June 2016.
      17 x 4min ISO400

      Pixinsight and photoshop.

      Links:

      https://500px.com/mikeoday
      http://photo.net/photos/MikeODay
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