Updated: 8.8.08

One of the largest and brightest galaxy in either hemisphere, M83 is a beautiful face-on spiral shining at mag 8. It covers an area of 12.9' x 11.5' and is in the constellation of Hydra. It is rather low in the sky for northern viewers, but still makes a wonderful target due to its attributes. This shot was taken from Chiefland's Astro Village with the 12.5" Newt at f/3!

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Image info:

12.5" Homebuilt Newtonian

Starlight Express SXV-M25 one-shot ccd camera

17x8 minutes (136 total)

f/3 with Keller Corrector

Color converted, stacked and flattened in Maxim and tweaked in PS

Guided with SX OAG and SX guide head


Chiefland, FL