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About this object

Courtesy of Wikipedia: Messier 83 (also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83 or NGC 5236) is a barred spiral galaxy[7] approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. It is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the sky, making it visible with binoculars.

This image was taken at the 2016 Texas Star Party using a Stellarvue SVS 130 f5 refractor and QSI 583 WSG camera on a Paramount MyT mount. It’s comprised of a total of 7hrs of exposure time.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVS 130 f5 refractor
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astrodon
  • Exposure: LRGB: 180:100:80:70
  • Camera/Mount Control: The Sky X, CCD Auto Pilot 5
  • Guiding: Unguided using ProTrack
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8,
  • Location: Texas Star Party Ft. Davis Texas
  • Date: 1-6 May 2016
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