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This image was made using Chilescope service. Telescope: ASA N 20 inch f/3.6 Mount: ASA DDM85 Camera: FLI Proline 16803 Exposure : L 12x10min Bin1, RGB 4x5min Bin2 per channel
Messier 83 (also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83 or NGC 5236) is a barred spiral galaxy 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.Six supernovae (SN 1923A, SN 1945B, SN 1950B, SN 1957D, SN 1968L and SN 1983N) have been observed in M83. Its nickname of the Southern Pinwheel derives from its resemblance to the Pinwheel Galaxy.