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M83- the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy



M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy or NGC 5236, is a face-on barred spiral galaxy approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra.
This is a massive, grand design spiral galaxy. The morphological classification of NGC 5236 is SAB(s)c, where the 'SAB' denotes a weak-barred spiral, '(s)' indicates a pure spiral structure with no ring, and 'c' means the spiral arms are loosely wound. (wiki)

Photographed in Mirtos / Crete during our short spring holiday. My guider (Lacerta MGEN) unfortunately died already on the way there and even the weather was not too co-operativee (was rather windy)..

Optics:       Takahashi FC-100DC
                   + TSFlat2

Camera:    Atik One 6
Filters:        LRGB Baader

Mount:      SW AZEQ-5
Guiding:     no , exp. 30 s

Exposure 87 min. (L)
                    30 min. (R, G, B each), bin 2x2

Software:  PixInsight, Photoshop
18. 5. 2019