The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83)

Posted by Dark-Star
on Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83, is a spectacular barred spiral galaxy which resides in the constellation Hydra. Since the Milky Way Galaxy is now believed to resemble a barred spiral galaxy, M83 provides us with an accurate representation of what our own galaxy might look like.  At nearly -30deg declination, this is a difficult target for northern observers and took three nights to collect enough integration time to compile this image. (Meade 12in LX200 GPS @ f7, ST8-XME, AO-8, 300minutes integration, RGB 10x10min each channel.)

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