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M83 is a bright face-on spiral galaxy in the southern constellation Centaurus. It is classified as a starburst galaxy undergoing an exceptionally high rate of star formation. M83 is on of our own galaxy’s closest neighbors at a distance of around 15 million light years.

Date Imaged       :

May 1, 2013

Lens       :

N16 f/4.5 Baader MPCC

Camera       :


Exposure       :

6 hours

Filter       :

LRGB 90:90:90:90 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio