M83 – Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

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M83 / NGC 5236 – Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

A southern hemisphere beauty, the massive, grand design spiral galaxy M83 aka NGC 5236 in Hydra.

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Internationale Amateursternwarte e.V.
IAS Observatory Hakos, Namibia, 21.8 mag/”2
20″ AK3 Newtonian Astrograph, 4″ Wynne Coma Corrector, 1923mm f/3.8
English mount with FS2
Off axis guiding with Lodestar X2
Image acquisition: CdC, APT, PHD2, dithering
ASI294MC Pro, Astronomik L2 filter, 33x300s, -10C, gain 120, 30 flats, 30 darkflats, 71 darks, no bias
Imaging date: 03 May 2019
Data calibration/integration: PixInsight
Image processing: PixInsight, Photoshop, Lightroom