Previous     Index     Next    

Page viewed 6 times      -      Copyright © 2008





Date: 24/04/2009


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.


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