also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
or NGC 5236, is
barred spiral galaxy
approximately 15 million
away in the
This is a massive,
grand design spiral galaxy.
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)..
Atik One 6
Guiding: no , exp. 30 s
87 min. (L)
30 min. (R, G, B each), bin 2x2
Software: PixInsight, Photoshop
18. 5. 2019