Southern Pinwheel Galaxy


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Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
Mazlin
Messier 83
Galaxy
CTIO, Chile
06-16-2012
Description

M83, aka NGC 5236, aka the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, is located in Hydra, and about 12 million lightyears distant. It's size and brightness make it visible in binoculars.

This image contains 42 hours of data from CTIO in Chile, processed in Photoshop and PixInsight.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
L=22 hrs, R=6 hrs, G=7 hrs, B=7 hrs, all unbinned
Camera:
Apogee U9
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Planewave 200HR
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