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Messier M83 - Small Pinwheel Galaxy

M83 (NGC 5236), also known as the Small Pinwheel Galaxy, is a Spiral Galaxy located in the constellation Hydra, is best viewed during Mid-Summer, and is magnitude 8.5. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). It is 11.0x10.0' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Small Pinwheel Galaxy
      1. Type:
      2. Spiral Galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 5236
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 8.5
      1. Size:
      2. 11.0x10.0'
      1. RA:
      2. 13h 37.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. -29 52'
      1. Season:
      2. Mid-Summer

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