Messier 83 or M83, also known as the “Southern Pinwheel” Galaxy and NGC 5236, is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra.
Shining at magnitude 7.5 M83 is one of the brightest galaxies in the night sky, easily seen with a pair of Binoculars.
It is located about 15 Million light years away and spans about 55,000 light years across.
This one sits rather low in the South for me and I have to avoid trees, I only get about a 90 minute window to shoot it, before it gets into the tree line again. Seeing was rough that night, and being down in the muck didn’t help. But I cleaned it up as best as I could considering.
Captured with my Explore Scientific 102mm Triplet APO refractor telescope, and Bisque ME mount, and QHY183C Cooled Color Cmos Camera and a 90 minute exposure.(18 x300 sec subs) on 03-06-2021
Dark Frames & Flats, DSS, Pixinsight, and Adobe CC 2021. Captured on 03-06-2021