The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83)

Image of the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 13 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 16° above the horizon at dusk.

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Name The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83)
Object type Galaxy
Other names
The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
NGC 5236[2]
UGCA 366[3]
PGC 48082[4]
Right ascension:13h37m [4]
Declination:−29°52' [4]
Magnitude:7.21 (V) [2]
7.82 (B) [2]
5.54 (J) [2]
4.87 (H) [2]
4.62 (K) [2]
Hubble type:Sc
Distance:4.6 Mpc
15.0 Mlyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):0.61
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-21.10
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

16 Apr 2025  –  Messier 83 is well placed
16 Apr 2026  –  Messier 83 is well placed
16 Apr 2027  –  Messier 83 is well placed
15 Apr 2028  –  Messier 83 is well placed
16 Apr 2029  –  Messier 83 is well placed
16 Apr 2030  –  Messier 83 is well placed
16 Apr 2031  –  Messier 83 is well placed
15 Apr 2032  –  Messier 83 is well placed


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