Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
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Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

M83 - Also known as the Southern Pinwheel, this galaxy is located 15 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Hydra. It was discovered in 1752 by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. With an apparent magnitude of 7.5, M83 is one of the brightest spiral galaxies in the night sky. It can be observed using a pair of binoculars most easily in May (Source: NASA).
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHI-1
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL 9000
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
El Sauce Observatory - Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
several in 2021-2022
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
LRGB
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
PixInsight / PS
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
Data Telescope Live - post-processed by Rouven Asmußen