M83 – Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

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Target Information
M83 the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy in the southern constellation of Hydra. M83 is located 15 million light years from us and is like our own Galaxy, the Milky Way. Using a small telescope M83 will appear as a faint fuzzy patch and with a larger telescope a bright core and faint spiral arms will be visible.
Date
16th April 2005
Camera
SBIG 2000XM -20C
Guiding
SBIG AO-7 10Hz
Filters
SBIG CFW8A
Exposure
Total Time: 9 hours
Luminance: 180 minutes
Red: 120 minutes
Green: 120 minutes
Blue: 120 minutes
Telescope
Meade LX200GPS 10″ UHTC F10 Reduced to F6.3
Processing
CCDSoft V5, MaximDL & Photoshop
Notes
First Photo with LX200GPS and F6.3 Focal Reducer
Target Location
Right Ascension: 13 : 37.0 (hours:minutes)
Declination: -29 : 52 (degrees:minutes)
Visual Brightness: 7.6 (magnitude)
Apparent Dimension: 11 x 10 (arc minutes)