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Messier M83 - Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

M83 (NGC 5236), also known as Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, is a barred spiral galaxy located within the constellation Hydra in the Centaurus A Group of galaxies.

M83 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 8.5*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 11 x 10' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
      1. Type:
      2. barred spiral galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 5236
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 8.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 11 x 10'
      1. RA:
      2. 13h 37.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. -29 52'
      1. Season:
      2. mid-summer
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Centaurus A Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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