[M83, KPNO pic]

M83, NGC 5236, the `Southern Pinwheel' galaxy, as photographed by Bill Schoening with the Kitt Peak 4-meter telescope in 1973, using color film.
Credit: Bill Schoening/AURA/NOAO/NSF

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    [M83, KPNO CCD pic]

    Another image of M83, the Southern Pinwheel, in constellation Hydra, with the 4-meter Mayall Telescope of Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. This image was created by Bill Keel of the University of Alabama and is a (nearly) true-color composite image based on 4-minute blue and 2-minute red exposures (in twilight) with a Tektronix 2048x2048 CCD at the prime focus of the 4-meter Mayall telescope. The image has been block-averaged to 512x512 for this presentation, which uses a logarithmic intensity transformation to preserve information across a wide dynamic range. North is at the top and east to the left, the field of view is 14.3 arc minutes.

  • More images from Bill Keel
  • This image was featured as Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) May 25, 1998

    [M83, anonymous source]

    Image of M83 from an anonymous source

  • AAT images of M83 (David Malin)
  • ESO/VLT images of M83
  • Hubble Space Telescope images of M83
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory images of M83
  • NRAO/VLA radio images of M83
  • Amateur images of M83

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