Messier 83: RASA8 & ASI294MC Pro

Curramore, Queensland - 27 June 2020

Capturing the barred-spiral galaxy M83

  • Telescope: RASA8
  • Camera: ASI294MC Pro
  • Mount: CEM40
  • Alignment: PoleMaster
  • Aquisition software: SharpCap
  • Guiding: none
  • Image: 32 * 30 sec subs
  • Gain: 120
  • Temp: 0 Deg C
  • Processing: AstroPixel Processor: lights only
  • Bortle Class 2 site
  • Location: Curramore Queensland
  • Date: 26/6/2020

Messier 83 or M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy and NGC 5236, is a barred spiral galaxy[7] approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation borders of Hydra and CentaurusNicolas Louis de Lacaille discovered M83 on February 23, 1752 at the Cape of Good Hope.[8] Charles Messier added it to his catalogue of nebulous objects (now known as the Messier Catalogue) in March 1781.[8] It is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the sky, … Wikipedia

One of those night with lots of equipment problems, but still I manages to get a decent image.


M83 captured with RASA8 & ASI294MC Pro
A close up of M83 captured with RASA8 & ASI294MC Pro