Antilhue - Chile

M 83
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Image Data

Designation M 83,  NGC 5236,  southern Pinwheel Galaxy,  Bennett 63
Constellation Hydra (Hya)
Description A fine face-on spiral galaxy with a very bright nucleus, first recorded by Lacaille in 1752 and 15 million lightyears distant. Many starforming (pink) regions.

See also a more detailed image taken with a 14.5" reflector.

Exposure LRGB 30:30:30:50 min @ -15C, all 1x1
Camera SBIG ST-10E selfguided,  CFW-8,   SBIG (CS) LRGB Filterset
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 12May2002 - 01:30 UTC
Conditions Transparency 6,  Seeing 6, Temperature +12C