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Date: 24/04/2009

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Name: M83 - Southern Pinwheel Galaxy .

 

This imagine was taken whilst at Watson's Way Country Stay which is N/E of Mukinbudin in Western Australia. 

 

http://members.westnet.com.au/watsonsway/

 

M83 is one of the closets spiral galaxies and lies in the constellation Hydra.  To date six supernova explosions have been recorded in M83.

 

Location: Watson's Way Stacking Mode:  Auto Adaptive Weigthed Average.
Camera: Canon 20D - Standard Alignment Method:  Automatic
Optics: Mead LX200R Stacking Mode:  Standard Mode
Exposure: 1600ASA -11 x  604 Seconds RGB BKG Cal:   
Total Exposure:  110 Minutes. Per Channel Cal:   
Guiding: DSI on Skywatcher ED80. Method:   
Filter: Astronomik  Clear MC Glass Darks:   
Focus: DSLR Focus Flat:   
   

Position in Sky

PhotoShop CS4

RA (J2000):     13h 36.992m Levels, Colour Balance, Curves, Saturation Scaling, jpeg Conversion.
DEC (J2000):  -29* 51.706 '
Constellation:  Hydra
Distance:  15 Million Light Years