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 visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 03:07, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:59, 27° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:43, 26° above your southern horizon.

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Name The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83)
Object type Galaxy
Other names
The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
NGC 5236[2]
Magnitude:7.21 (V) [2]
7.82 (B) [2]
5.54 (J) [2]
4.87 (H) [2]
4.62 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.61
Hubble type:Sc
Right ascension:13h37m [2]
Declination:-29°51' [2]
Distance:4.6 Mpc
15.0 Mlyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-21.10
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

16 Apr 2023  –  Messier 83 is well placed
15 Apr 2024  –  Messier 83 is well placed
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



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