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M83   LRGB

M83 (NGC 5236 or the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy) is large barred spiral galaxy located approximately 15 million light-years away in Hydra. At -29 degrees declination, this object only reaches about 20 degrees in altitude from where I imaged it. I could only see the bright core when viewing through a 16” reflector while collecting data.

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

Imaged February 26th and March 23rd, 2014 at the Danville Conservation Area (New Florence, Missouri) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.c...on/13581513534/

LRGB – Crop - https://www.flickr.c...son/13581130475

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